Radio host Craig Carton defends asking 21-year-old NFL pick Zach Wilson about ...

A New York City radio host has defended his interview with the Jets' new quarterback, in which he asked 21-year-old Zach Wilson about his 'really hot' mother.

Craig Carton, 52, spoke to Wilson on Friday during his WFAN show - the day after Wilson was picked second in the draft.

The Jets took Wilson, from Draper, Utah, one selection after the Jacksonville Jaguars kicked off the draft.

Wilson was seen celebrating on Thursday night with his mother Lisa, a fitness instructor and Instagram cooking show host, and she began trending.

Zach Wilson with his mother Lisa at the NFL draft in Cleveland, Ohio, on Thursday night

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Zach Wilson with his mother Lisa at the NFL draft in Cleveland, Ohio, on Thursday night

Wilson on Thursday night was chosen second in the first round of the NFL draft

Wilson on Thursday night was chosen second in the first round of the NFL draft

Wilson, seen in 2019, played his college football at Brigham Young University in Utah

Wilson, seen in 2019, played his college football at Brigham Young University in Utah

'Your mom has become the lead story,' Carton told Wilson.

'And I say that respectfully because people are like, 'the star of the first round of the draft is Mrs Wilson because she's a very attractive woman.'

Lisa Wilson shares fitness routines and cooking tips with her 10,000 Instagram followers

Lisa Wilson shares fitness routines and cooking tips with her 10,000 Instagram followers

'And I'm just wondering how awkward that is for you, that you just got picked second overall in the draft, and the focus is, wow, his mom is really hot.

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'I'm sure you've dealt with this your whole life, but now it's playing out on Broadway. How awkward is that for you?'

Wilson, one of six siblings, appeared unflustered by the question, replying: 'Yeah, it's not my favorite for

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