Zach Wilson will return to the starting lineup for the Jets on Sunday against the Texans per Connor Hughes.
Zach Wilson is starting for the #Jets on Sunday, per source— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) November 23, 2021
Zach Wilson was fully cleared to return Monday night. He will practice fully and start against the #Texans, sources tell @TheAthletic.— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) November 23, 2021
Rookie missed four games with PCL injury. https://t.co/21rlN2TJja
Wilson missed four games with a sprained PCL. The Jets went 1-3 in those games.
The Jets couldn’t have found a softer landing spot on paper for Wilson’s return than a game against Houston. This seems like the type of game where he would be set up for success. (Conversely, a poor performance in this game would be difficult to explain away.)
A great deal of this season for the Jets is based on Wilson’s development. After some early struggles, he has had plenty of time to watch from the sidelines and clear his head. I think it’s fair to say Wilson’s ability to make progress will do a lot to determine whether or not the final seven games of the season are a success.
Wilson will be backed up by Josh Johnson in the game as Mike White has tested positive for COVID-19, and Joe Flacco has been placed on the COVID-19 list as a close contact.
Jets’ QB scorecard:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 23, 2021
Zach Wilson cleared to return from his knee injury and start Sunday vs Houston.
Mike White tested positive for COVID.
Joe Flacco deemed a close contact.
Josh Johnson poised to be promoted off practice squad to back up Wilson.