It was later revealed that the former BYU standout suffered from a bone bruise and meniscus tear.
He will take over for Joe Flacco in Week 4 versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Zach Wilson has been cleared and will start Sunday against the Steelers, Robert Saleh announces. He will practice fully. If all goes well, he will "absolutely" start, Saleh says.#Jets
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) September 28, 2022
ESPN’s Rich Cimini tweeted, “Zach Wilson has been cleared and will start Sunday against the Steelers, Robert Saleh announces. He will practice fully. If all goes well, he will ‘absolutely’ start, Saleh says.”
While it’s good news that Wilson will be taking the field for the Jets, it isn’t reassuring that he has missed playing time in his first two seasons.
He missed four games during his rookie year due to a sprained posterior cruciate ligament he suffered in Week 7 against the New England Patriots.
This time, he will be coming back from further knee issues.
However, the Jets need to shake up things after winning just one of their first three games.
They have only scored 21 combined points in those defeats.
The Jets could have been 0-3 if not for their miraculous comeback versus the Cleveland Browns in Week 2.
Is Wilson The Answer For The Jets?
Wilson’s rookie season did not provide a definitive answer if he is franchise quarterback material.
The Jets won only three of the 13 games he played, and he threw more interceptions than touchdowns.
Having him on the field can provide an emotional boost for New York.
But it remains to be seen if he will make the jump from Years 1 to 2, just like what Trevor Lawrence is currently doing.