How Zach Wilson dealt with rumor about hooking up with his mom's friend


Zach Wilson knows the news cycle he found himself in last month just goes with the territory of being a public figure.

The New York Jets quarterback was at the center of some juicy NFL gossip this offseason, when his ex-girlfriend said on Instagram that he hooked up with his mom’s best friend.

That has not been outright confirmed or denied by either of the involved parties (though his mom did weigh in), but Wilson was in Idaho with teammates when the news came out, so he turned his phone back on to a bit of a surprise.

Appearing Tuesday on “Boomer and Gio,” Wilson explained how he dealt with the situation.

“I’m sure anyone in my position, you understand there’s stuff like that you have to deal with,” Wilson said. “Your private life is kind of under a microscope and you have to understand that your family and those close to you, they understand the truth and who you are and all that. So, that’s all that matters. And besides that, it really doesn’t matter.”

So, does that mean the story is false?

“I don’t want to talk about it,” he responded.

Wilson seems to be taking the whole situation in stride, while also doing his best to not fan the flames. The timing couldn’t have been worse for the Jets quarterback, as the news came out during the quietest time on the NFL calendar.

But the rumor apparently was a hit with his teammates, even though Wilson has gone dark on social media in order to limit distractions.

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