Zach Wilson, girlfriend get flirty on Instagram before Jets return

Zach Wilson has plenty to be thankful for this year, including his favorite fan.

The Jets rookie quarterback, who will start Sunday against the Texans after being sidelined four games due to injury, gushed over girlfriend Abbey Gile in a recent Instagram post.

Abbey Gile, who has been linked to Zach Wilson since they were teens, received a flirty comment Wednesday from the quarterback on Instagram.

“Sexy girl,” Wilson commented Wednesday on Gile’s Instagram, to which she replied, “My baby I love you.”

Wilson and Gile both hail from Utah and have been linked since they were teens. Gile joined Wilson, 22, and his family for the 2021 NFL Draft in April, when the former BYU quarterback was selected second overall by the Jets.

Rookie Jets quarterback Zach Wilson will start in Sunday's game against the Texans.
Rookie Jets quarterback Zach Wilson will start in Sunday’s game against the Texans.
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“Still can’t wrap my head around this moment. Feeling so blessed to have been a part of his journey since high school. Zach has worked so hard to be here and he made his dream reality. Nobody loves the game like this boy and he’s going to give everything he can to New York. I guess all the date nights watching film were for something,” Gile shared on Instagram in April. “I love this boy! JETS BABYYYY!”

Abbey Gile with Zach Wilson at the 2021 NFL Draft in April.
Abbey Gile with Zach Wilson at the 2021 NFL Draft in April.

Wilson, who has logged four touchdowns and nine interceptions so far this season, told the media Wednesday that he’s ready to make some changes for Sunday.

“Play fast,” Wilson said. “Play with my natural feel that I was given to play within the structure of the offense, and let my playmakers make plays.”

Abbey Gile celebrated Zach Wilson's first Jets win in October.
Abbey Gile celebrated Zach Wilson’s first Jets win in October.

Wilson has missed the past month after injuring his knee in the Jets’ Week 7 loss to the Patriots. With quarterbacks Mike White and Joe Flacco currently on the reserve/COVID-19 list, it’s likely Josh Johnson will serve as Wilson’s backup on Sunday.