Jets tease Zach Wilson possibility for Week 1

Jets coach Robert Saleh mentioned Monday there’s a likelihood that quarterback Zach Wilson will have the ability to play within the workforce’s opener on Sunday towards the Ravens.

“It’s attainable,” Saleh mentioned.

Wilson injured his knee on Aug. 12 in a preseason recreation towards the Eagles and had surgical procedure to restore a torn meniscus on Aug. 16. He additionally has a bone bruise within the knee. Whereas the preliminary timeline for his return was 2-4 weeks, that was thought of optimistic and the expectation has been that backup Joe Flacco would begin Week 1.

“We put Zach by a exercise at this time,” Saleh mentioned. “He seemed good, felt good. We’re going to see how the knee responds at this time and tomorrow and we’ll have a solution for everyone on Wednesday.”

This could possibly be some gamesmanship from Saleh or possibly they simply wish to give Wilson a shot at taking part in. Saleh mentioned Wilson did do some throwing on Monday.

Saleh mentioned he’s not involved about Wilson lacking the final three weeks of coaching camp and preseason video games and that the quarterback won’t want a ramping up interval when he returns.

Jets coach Robert Saleh says it’s ‘attainable’ Zach Wilson performs in Week 1, although backup Joe Flacco is the possible starter.
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“Ultimately he’s received to get again in there whether or not it’s this week, subsequent week, the week after, it doesn’t matter. You simply have to tear the Band-Help off,” Saleh mentioned. “When Zach’s able to play and he’s wholesome, like I’ve mentioned from the start when he’s wholesome and he feels good, he’s going to play soccer.”

Saleh mentioned the choice between Wilson and Flacco doesn’t have an effect on their preparation this week for Baltimore. 

“It does nothing for us from a recreation plan standpoint,” Saleh mentioned. “All three of our quarterbacks are able to operating our offense at a excessive stage. For Mike [LaFleur] and all of them, they’ll have the ability to recreation plan the best way they should.”

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