After trading Sam Darnold during the off-season to Carolina, the Jests drafted Zach Wilson out of Brigham Young in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday. Darnold got off to a good start after being drafted out of USC, but fizzled out because of the chronic ineptitude of the Jests' coaching staff. Management thinks new coach Robert Saleh can maximize Wilson's talent. Saleh, remember, was the defensive coordinator in San Francisco.
Meanwhile, New England has found their QB of the future, as they picked Mac Jones (Alabama), who will compete for a starting job with incumbent Cam Newton and backup Jarrett Stidham. Knowing the Pats' history, color Stidham gone during training camp.
Vacation umpire Jose Navas, a relative rookie, had the spotlight on him in a tie game in Philadelphia Saturday night. Before I speak further, Close Call Sports takes a look at his pivotal decision from the points of view of both the Phillies & Mets' broadcast teams: