By Ben Sullivan
It’s been nearly a month since Zach Wilsonhttps://thespun..com/tag/zach-wilson started a game for the Jetshttps://thespun.com/category/nfl/afc-east/new-york-jets.
The No. 2 overall pick from this year’s draft has missed time due to a PCL injury that he suffered against the Patriots.
When the injury first occurred, the belief was that Wilson would be out for 2-4 weeks. Well, it’s been nearly four weeks and the Jets still aren’t ready to insert Wilson back in the starting lineup.
Jets head coach Robert Salehhttps://thespun.com/tag/robert-saleh was asked about Wilson during this Friday’s press conference. Saleh had some good news to share with the public, telling reporters Wilson’s knee is structurally OK.
Then, Saleh made an interesting comment about his rookie quarterback. He said, “It’s confidence more than anything,” when discussing when Wilson will make his return to the gridiron.
This comment form Saleh has Jets fans panicking about Wilson’s future. To be fair, Saleh was talking about Wilson developing confidence from a health standpoint.
“He’s getting better, he’s putting in extra work,” Saleh said, via ProFootballTalkhttps://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2021/11/19/robert-saleh-jets-need-zach-wilson-to-get-back-to-full-health-and-confidence/. “He’s getting an individual session at the end of every practice, and some of the receivers sticking behind to make sure he’s getting his work in, to try to get him back not only to full health but confidence with regards to the knee, his fundamentals, recapturing everything. It’s been a month now since he’s played, and his practices are limited. He gets some snaps with the show team, but it’s not all of them. So we’re just trying to monitor and make sure he gets back to full health and confidence.”
With Wilson out for at least one more week, the Jets will start Joe Flacco this Sunday against the Dolphins.