New York Jets: Zach Wilson cleared, set to start Week 4

Ryan Moran
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Aug 12, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) during warmups against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The news all New York Jets fans needed. Second-year quarterback, Zach Wilson is medically cleared to play and is set to make his first start of the 2022 season this Sunday.

This meets the expected timeline that Robert Saleh had made known a few days before Week 1. Wilson, who had surgery six weeks ago on his right knee for a meniscus tear and bone bruise, is now 100% and cleared by doctors.

Just now, head coach Robert Saleh shared in his press conference that Wilson will practice fully. If everything goes well, Wilson is “absolutely” starting for the Jets in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Year two excitement for Zach Wilson and the New York Jets:

There was so much optimism this summer leading up to Wilson’s second year leading the Jets. The injury he sustained in the first preseason game was a tough obstacle for both him and the team to overcome.

Through the first three games, the Jets have lacked big-play threat ability. The Jets have missed his skill set, whether it be with Wilson’s arm strength down the field or his ability to move outside the pocket either off of play action or extending when things break down.

The Jets have a much improved supporting cast at the skill positions in comparison to last year. We will finally get to see Wilson work with Garrett Wilson, Breece Hall, Tyler Conklin, and CJ Uzomah.

The excitement for Wilson entering year two can finally now start coming to fruition. This offense needs his talent to pick the unit up. Wilson has all the ability and should start consistently proving that he can be the long-awaited answer for the Jets.