New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson is very close to returning to action. On Wednesday, Robert Saleh, head coach of the franchise, announced that the quarterback has been cleared by the medical department and is expected to take the field against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
“It’s pretty encouraging for him to get back on the field,” the coach said. “It’s been six weeks [of recovery], there are a lot of different things we need to work on.
He added: “It’s not just about Zach, it’s also about making sure we’re executing as planned.
Wilson unable to start season with Jets
Wilson suffered a knee injury in the first preseason game in August. He was expected to miss between two and four weeks, but the franchise opted for surgery instead. The QB was not placed on injury reserve and continued to participate in the team’s practices.
In his absence, Joe Flacco was the one who received the snaps in the first three weeks of the regular season, recording 58.7% of complete passes, 901 aerial yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. Also during this period, New York recorded one win and two losses, with the 20th most productive offense in the NFL, averaging 17.3 points per game.
As anticipated, the Jets will face the Steelers this Sunday at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh.