Zach Wilson cleared, on track to start against Steelers

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The Jets are set to get quarterback Zach Wilson in the lineup this weekend.

Head coach Robert Saleh announced on Wednesday that Wilson has been cleared by doctors to return from the surgery he had to repair the meniscus in his knee after getting hurt in the team’s preseason opener last month. This was the news that the team expected to hear and it puts Wilson in line to start against the Steelers in Week Four.

“It’s really just exciting for him to get back on the football field,” Saleh said. “It’s been six weeks. There’s a lot of different things that have to go around in terms of making sure we run an efficient offense. From us as coaches to O-line to receivers running routes, everybody’s involved. It is exciting to get him back out there, but, at the same time, it’s not all about Zach. It’s making sure we’re executing on all cylinders as we should every week.”

Wilson will be playing behind an injury-diminished offensive line, but he has a stronger set of targets than he had as a rookie and the Jets will be looking for him to make a big step forward from where he was last season. Sunday will be the first chance to see if that’s going to happen.

19 responses to “Zach Wilson cleared, on track to start against Steelers

  1. nobull says:
    This is great news…. for Steelers fans.

    While the Jets may remain a bottom-feeder, based on what I’ve seen so far out of Pittsburgh there IS no good news for Steelers fans. None at all.

  2. He’s gonna get great experience handing off as they have no tackles..the punter should have a big dsy

  3. drfeelyouup says:
    September 28, 2022 at 12:07 pm
    Zach Wilson versus Mitchell Trubisky. This is a qb matchup only a mother could love.


    The Steelers have played Brissett Jones and Wilson now. Add that to their guy and you have the worst qbs in the league.

  4. Zach better get his track shoes on. Would be nice if the Jets’ OC showed the cleverness he displayed last year by figuring out a scheme to overcome the OL flaws.

    If this plays to form: Steelers start Trubisky, who struggles in the first half. Pickett starts the second half, and the Jets launch the career of yet another opposing player.

  5. No real need to rush the kid back. Flacco is still pretty good and the Steelers are pretty bad.

  6. Steelers fans aren’t looking past any opponent. However, seeing a rusty Wilson is better than facing Jump-ball Joe Flacco. He’s beaten the Steelers 10 times as a Raven.

  7. Jets fan here. Starting Pittsburgh Def in FF. O-line just got worse and Zach not up to game speed.

  8. Pittsburgh better win this game because they literally could go 1-13 in the remaining games. They will be in the running for a top 3 draft pick. If you only knew how bad things really are.

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