Wilson took the field with just minutes left in the third quarter. He scrambled away near the 30-yard line to launch the ball to wide receiver Corey Davis.
Going the extra mile, Wilson went for the two-point conversion and ran the ball in the end zone, cutting Carolina’s lead in half.
It was an eight-play, 70-yard drive for the Jets, and the most productive the offense has been in three quarters.
The Panthers would answer with a 29-yard field goal, improving 19-8.
Star offensive tackle Mekhi Becton would go down hard on the same drive for the Jets and is doubtful to return with a knee injury.