Jets Twitter has meltdown over Commanders’ Dax Milne “drama” with Zach Wilson
By Jerry Trotta
If you consider yourself active on Twitter, chances are you stumbled across the drama surrounding Washington Commanders receiver Dax Milne and NY Jets quarterback Zach Wilson, former close friends and teammates at BYU.
There’s a lot of details — some of which may or may not be true — attached to this story, so we’ll do our best to tell the short version.
Essentially, Wilson recently hit the market in the dating world after he and then-girlfriend, Abbey Gile, split up earlier this year. While Wilson has kept a low profile in that regard since the split, Gile’s has found a new love interest in Milne, who posted an Instagram photo of him and Gile on a beach holding hands, seemingly revealing their new relationship.
When one follower accused Gile of being a “homie hopper,” Gile responded with a shocking allegation that broke the internet, as she accused Wilson of sleeping with his mom’s best friend and calling him “the real homie hopper.”
It’s probably fair to say Commanders WR Dax Milne and Jets QB Zach Wilson are no longer friends.
Gile has since deactivated her Instagram account after the above screenshot spread like wildfire across Twitter. Milne, meanwhile, hasn’t deleted the photo of he and Gile, so he’s not in the business of hiding his new relationship … though the second-year receiver has removed all comments.
To add another layer to the story, Milne and Wilson have apparently unfollowed each other on social media, seemingly indicating the end of their friendship. That’ll happen when your former college roommate and best friend starts dating your ex. Luckily for Milne (well, sort of), the main takeaway from this melodrama was the Gile-sparked rumor claiming Wilson slept with one of his mom’s best friends.
As you would expect, Jets Twitter ate the rumor up and had a collective meltdown anointing Wilson as the QB that was promised.
Here are some of the responses that went viral.
Sorry, Zach, but there’s no competing with Tom Brady … right?
Truth be told, we all should have seen this coming.
Only a matter of time until that meme made an appearance.
Incredibly enough, this story has some Jets fans thinking Super Bowl.
From four wins in 2021 to a Super Bowl appearance? The Bengals accomplished exactly that last season after finishing 4-11-1 in 2020, so it’s technically not impossible. Then again, it’s the Jets we’re talking about.
Unfortunately for Milne, some Jets fans didn’t focus on Wilson’s supposed romantic endeavors with his mother’s friend.
I think we can all agree Milne was bound to catch some strays.
At the end of the day, this was the perfect mid-July story. Had it broke during training camp, preseason or (gulps) early in the regular season, it wouldn’t have such sarcastic and comical undertones. While Wilson is currently viewed as a hero amongst Jets (and most of NFL) Twitter, Milne is public enemy No. 1 in the Big Apple for breaking one of friendship’s unwritten and cardinal rules.
So much for Terry McLaurin being the most discussed Commanders receiver of the offseason, right?