Jets QB Zach Wilson undergoes successful knee surgery, with Joe Flacco to start in Week 1

New York Jets star QB Zach Wilson undergoes successful knee surgery with a huge boost for the team after a worrying preseason injury… but Joe Flacco will start the season until the sophomore signal caller is healthy to return

  • Zach Wilson was injured in the second preseason series against the Eagles
  • His meniscus was not seriously damaged and he is expected to be back this season
  • Wilson has had successful surgery, leaving fans happy after their initial panic
  • In the meantime, former Ravens QB Joe Flacco steps into the starting role

Jets fans can exhale as their newest quarterback of the future underwent successful knee surgery to repair a minor meniscus tear, with recovery time not expected to be long.

While the Jets have not revealed a timeline for QB Zach Wilson to recover, Jeff Howe of The Athletic says he could return 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 have to be without sophomore starter Zach Wilson for the first few weeks of the season

The Jets will have to be without sophomore starter Zach Wilson for the first few weeks of the season

Wilson on the ground after an injury against the Eagles

Wilson walked off the field after his injury but went to LA for surgery

After just the second heat of the preseason, Wilson hurt his knee and is out for a few weeks

Zach Wilson’s 2021 season (ranked against QBs with 13 or more games played)

Yards: 2,334 (last)

Completion Rate: 55.6% (Last)

Touchdowns: 9 (last)

Interceptions: 11 (15th most)

Compass Rating: 69.7 (last)

Only in the second set of the team’s preseason opener did Wilson scramble out of the bag in an effort to gain more yards instead of going out of bounds.

When he made a cut on the inside, Wilson’s knee collapsed and hit the turf, forcing him to leave the game immediately.

Brigham Young University sophomore QB was flown to Los Angeles to undergo treatment, where sources told ESPN that Wilson’s meniscus only needed to be “cut off.”

Although a short-term headache, an injury that ended at the end of the season, would have been a huge pain for a Jets team that added pieces this off-season to improve Wilson’s performance.

Last season Wilson’s 13 games for the Jets weren’t a great benchmark to start his career.

Compared to the rest of the league’s QBs with 13 or more games played, Wilson was bottom of the league in passing yards, percentage completion, touchdowns and passer rating.

Even if that’s expanded to 12-game QBs, which cater to injured players like Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson and players in turbulent locker rooms like Carolina’s Sam Darnold and Chicago’s Justin Fields, Wilson’s stats are still the latest for completion percentage. and passer rating.

Plus, when it comes to Wilson’s touchdown and passing yard numbers, only Justin Fields was worse.

That’s perhaps less of an indictment against Wilson than at the front office of the Jets, who were good at drawing and getting pieces that should improve their passing game going forward.

While Wilson recovers, Super Bowl champ Joe Flacco will step into the starting role in the near future.

Joe Flacco will fill in for Wilson for the first few weeks of the NFL season as he recovers

Joe Flacco will fill in for Wilson for the first few weeks of the NFL season as he recovers

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