Some relatively good news for the Jets. Zach Wilson‘s knee injury will only cost him 2-4 weeks of action (Twitter link via Adam Schefter of ESPN.com).
Wilson effectively diagnosed himself after Sunday’s game, telling reporters that his “loose” knee indicated a PCL injury. His Monday morning MRI backed that up, so he should be able to return sometime in November. Unfortunately, the Jets might not have much to play for at that point. They’re now 1-5 following yesterday’s drumming at the hands of the Patriots.
Wilson completed 6-of-10 passes for 51 yards before his second quarter exit. For the year, Wilson has completed 57.5% of his throws for four touchdowns against nine interceptions. Now, the Jets will turn to his understudy, Mike White. White went 20-of-32 for 202 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in his pro debut.
“Yeah, I’m confident in myself,” White said after the game (via ESPN.com). “I’m mostly confident in the guys we have in that locker room, the leaders we have. The coaching staff, too.”
The confident White will make his first start on Sunday when the Jets face the Bengals.
6 comments on “Jets’ Zach Wilson To Miss 2-4 Weeks”
Good for him.
Best case scenario for Wilson
“I’m mostly confident in the guys we have in that locker room, the leaders we have. The coaching staff, too.”
Wow… Nothing like a backup making an underwhelming statement…
Nothing builds confidence like a beatdown from an opponent with a 2-4 record.
It reads, and probably sounds, differently when you include the line he immediately said before it: “Yeah, I’m confident in myself.” I read the line right afterwards as explaining why he’s confident in himself. I see it as “the guys in the locker room” are a big part of why he’s confident in himself, not that he’s lacking any confidence in the support system around him.
It may not be mutual, as they just gave up a pick for Joe Flacco after Mike White threw two picks in his debut. As I wrote in a comment on the news about the Flacco deal, I’m wondering why they’d give up draft capital for him when this is looking like another lost season. I’d just call up Josh Johnson.
How many quarterbacks of the future are the Jets going to ruin with their terrible team building? This is getting dumb.
I’m confident the Jets will eventually find another QB who can look good posing in pantyhose.