The New York franchise will use Josh Johnson, promoted from the practice squad, as a backup for the rookie during the Week 12 game.
FLORHAM PARK – The Quarterback Carousel of the New York Jets it turned again this Tuesday.
The noob Zach Wilson, the second overall pick in the past draft and who has been sidelined for the past four games with a sprained knee, will return Sunday to start against the Houston Texansconfirmed a source from the league.
Meanwhile, sources told Adam Schefter of ESPN than the quarterback Mike white has tested positive for COVID-19, and that he also quarterback Joe flacco it was considered close contact. Both were put on the reserve / COVID-19 list.
Josh johnson will be promoted from the practice squad to serve as a substitute for Wilson.
Wilson received a medical discharge after evaluations Monday, and sources said that the status of the other quarterbacks did not influence the decision to return the title to him.
Wilson will be the Jets’ third different starter in the same number of games.It was initially replaced by White, who started three games before being benched in favor of Flacco, starter during last Sunday’s defeat by 24-17 against the Miami dolphins.
When Wilson suffered a second-degree sprain to the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Week 7, he was expected to miss two to four weeks from the injury, according to the Jets.
A lot happened while he was recovering. White, in his first career start, electrified the team and the fans with a performance of 405 passing yards in a surprise victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. The head coach Robert Saleh ignited speculation by refusing to confirm that Wilson he would resume his title role once he healed.
White missed the bunt with a four interceptions outing in Week 10, leading to Saleh to make the controversial change prior to the duel against Miami. The decision to start with Flacco before White was met with rave reviews, but Flacco he did a decent job in the loss, throwing for 291 yards and two touchdowns.
Wilson He has trained over the last couple of weeks on a limited basis, but the organization did not want to take him out on the field until he was 100 percent healthy.
“We are going to make sure we protect this boy,” he said. Saleh on Monday. “When he’s completely healthy and feels like there are no limitations to his ability to play, where he’s not thinking about the knee, then we’ll have him out there again.”
Flacco, acquired in a trade on October 25 with the EaglesHe said last week not to be vaccinated. In accordance with the protocols of the NFL, you must test negative for five consecutive days before you are allowed to return to the facility. He also had to undergo a five-day entry period at the time of the exchange. It is not clear whether Jets knew their vaccination status before sending a 2022 sixth-round selection to the Eagles for him.
The vaccination status of White it is unknown. In case of being vaccinated, it could return after two negative tests separated by at least 24 hours. If anything, the team now plans to use Johnson as reserve on Sunday.
Wilson is 1-5 as a starter, with four touchdown passes, nine interceptions, and a 27.0 QBR that ranks him 31st out of 33 qualified passers.
The Athletic first reported the return of Wilson.