New York Jets star quarterback Zach Wilson undergoes successful knee surgery in a big boost for the team after a troubling preseason injury… but Joe Flacco will start the season until the caller sophomore signs be healthy to return
- Zach Wilson was injured in the second preseason series against the Eagles
- His meniscus was not seriously damaged and is expected to return this season.
- Wilson underwent successful surgery, leaving fans delighted after their initial panic.
- Meanwhile, former Ravens QB Joe Flacco will step into the starting role.
Jets fans can exhale when their latest quarterback of the future underwent successful knee surgery to repair a minor meniscus tear, and the recovery time isn’t expected to last long.
While the Jets didn’t disclose a timetable for QB Zach Wilson to recover, The Athletic’s Jeff Howe says he could be back in four to six weeks.
Wilson suffered a non-contact injury in a preseason game with the Philadelphia Eagles last Friday night.
The Jets will be without second-year starter Zach Wilson for the first few weeks of the season.
After only the second series of the preseason, Wilson hurt his knee and will be out for a few weeks.
Zach Wilson 2021 season (ranked vs. QB with 13 or more games played)
Yards: 2,334 (last)
Completion rate: 55.6% (last)
Touchdowns: 9 (last)
Interceptions: 11 (15th more)
Passer Rating: 69.7 (last)
On just the second drive of the team’s first preseason game, Wilson came out of the pocket in an attempt to gain more yards rather than go out of bounds.
When he made an inside cut, Wilson’s knee buckled and hit the turf, and he was forced to leave the game immediately.
The sophomore QB from Brigham Young University was flown to Los Angeles for treatment, where sources told ESPN that Wilson’s meniscus only required “trimming.”
While it was a short-term headache, a late-season injury would have been a tremendous pain for a Jets team that added pieces this offseason to enhance Wilson’s performance.
Last season, Wilson’s 13 starts for the Jets weren’t much of a benchmark to start his career.
Compared to all other QBs in the league with 13 or more games played, Wilson was last in the league in passing yards, completion percentage, touchdowns, and passer rating.
Even when that expands to QB with 12 games played, which accommodates injured players like Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson and those in turbulent locker rooms like Carolina’s Sam Darnold and Chicago’s Justin Fields, Wilson’s stats are still last on percentage. completion and passer rating.
Plus, when it comes to Wilson’s touchdown and passing yardage numbers, only Justin Fields fared worse.
That might be less of an indictment on Wilson than on the Jets’ front office, who were able to draft well and get pieces that should improve their passing game for the future.
While Wilson recovers, Super Bowl champion Joe Flacco will step into the starting role for the foreseeable future.
Joe Flacco will fill in for Wilson for the first few weeks of the NFL season as he recovers