New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson sent the NFL world spinning off its axis recently when it came out that he allegedly hooked up with one of his mom’s best friends.
Zach’s mom, Lisa, is no stranger to making headlines.
And because of that comfortability with being in the news cycle, she embraced all the newfound attention her family has been receiving over the matter.
This week, Lisa introduced the world to one of her best friends in an effort to keep the viral story involving her son alive.
Zach Wilson’s Mom Lisa is hilarious. For all those trying to find the infamous Cougar, Lisa rules out one of the friends. pic.twitter.com/KkQd1aBpvd
— uSTADIUM (@uSTADIUM) July 16, 2022
With social media being what it is nowadays, reactions to Lisa’s video came in swiftly:
— Russ Laraway’s sports burner (@russlaraway) July 17, 2022
all i’m saying is, i get it https://t.co/AbxlnUheLg
— Luke Robbins (@LukeVTheWorld) July 17, 2022
— Kyle B. (@KMB_1186) July 17, 2022
Zach wilson mom? She is a cougar 4real https://t.co/yq1XDxZOt2
— AJ (@damanofyadreamz) July 16, 2022
This is awesome. I know the Wilson’s a tiny bit, but from what I have observed they are genuinely confident, self-aware and they don’t take themselves too seriously. Something to be learned there. https://t.co/UbDqF3Ydr6
— Brady Poppinga (@BradyPoppinga) July 16, 2022
— Kellen Sherman (@KShermanSports) July 16, 2022
For the uninitiated, this story originally began when Zach’s ex-girlfriend Abbey Gile responded to accusations of being a “homie hopper” for dating his former best friend and ex-college roommate by throwing Zach under the bus for hooking up with his mom’s friend.
To date, there has been no confirmation of precisely which one of Lisa’s friends Zach ultimately hooked up with.
All in all, this has been an insane summer for Zach. The young Jets star only debuted his new special female friend to the world just a few weeks ago. When you factor in that and Lisa’s most recent media controversy, which happened not long after her ‘crack whore’ debacle, it feels like the Wilson family has been in the headlines nonstop.
Off-the-field nonsense notwithstanding, this is shaping up to be a big year for Zach. And he seems to know that. The work he put in on transforming his body over the summer speaks for itself.
What a way for Desus and Mero to go out.https://t.co/7SMSBpX2Xn
— Game 7 (@game7__) July 19, 2022
The Jets have made a big bet on Zach being a franchise cornerstone and the team’s quarterback of the future. In 2022-23, he will need to live up to that.
Will he be able to do so?
Time will tell.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.