Jets quarterback Zach Wilson left yesterday’s loss to the Patriots with an apparent knee injury in the first half. He did not return. After the game there were rumblings from the Jets locker room that the rookie quarterback had sustained some sort of PCL injury.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed today that Wilson has a sprained PCL. His estimated timeline to return is 2 to 4 weeks.
An MRI confirmed a sprained PCL for Jets’ QB Zach Wilson, who now is expected to be sidelined 2-4 weeks, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 25, 2021
This isn’t the best news. It also isn’t the worst. It does mean Wilson is likely to return and be able to get valuable experience in the second half of the season.
Mike White is currently the only other quarterback on the roster for the Jets. He replaced Wilson in yesterday’s game. The Jets also have veteran quarterback Josh Johnson on the practice squad. He will presumably be called up to the active roster.
We will wait to see who starts the next few games for the Jets. Either way this is a loss. The most important part of this season is Wilson’s development, and he will now be out.