NFL world reacts to Garrett Wilson insane one-handed catch
Jets' wide receiver Garrett Wilson makes an unbelievable one-handed catch over a Bills defender, earning praise on social media.
In the season opener against the Buffalo Bills, the New York Jets' offense didn't leave a lasting impression. However, there was a moment that ignited excitement when second-year wide receiver Garrett Wilson made an extraordinary one-handed catch over a Bills defender.
Due to an unfortunate injury to Aaron Rodgers early in the game, backup quarterback Zach Wilson had to step in. Unfortunately, Wilson's struggles from last year seemed to persist in his first game of the 2023 season.
On the other hand, the Jets' defense was exceptional, forcing star quarterback Josh Allen to commit several turnovers. The third interception thrown by Allen presented an opportunity for the Jets to tie the game if they could execute a successful drive.
And that's exactly what they did. The Jets managed to advance the ball all the way to the Bills' three-yard line. It was at this moment that Wilson decided to take a chance and throw a jump ball to the 2022 Rookie of the Year. In an incredible display of skill and athleticism, Garrett Wilson made a jaw-dropping one-handed catch that could easily be considered the leading contender for the catch of the year in the NFL so far this season.
The level of difficulty in making such a catch is simply mind-boggling. To achieve it while being defended by a former All-Pro cornerback like Tre'Davious White is truly unbelievable.
Fans were left in awe and took to social media to shower Wilson with praise for his spectacular catch. Moments like these are why many in the NFL see Wilson as a player who is likely to break out this season and establish himself among the elite at his position.
With Aaron Rodgers sidelined, the Jets will need many more plays like this to stay competitive. Fortunately, it appears that Wilson is fully prepared to step up and deliver.