Jets

Even though New York Jets starting quarterback Zach Wilson suffered a knee with a several-week recovery time last month, head coach Robert Saleh did not rule Wilson out of Sunday’s game earlier this week. However, it looks like the second-year quarterback will be sidelined after all with Joe Flacco getting the start in his place.

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Wilson is “progressing well, but not quite ready” and the Jets are expected to start Flacco in Sunday’s season-opening showdown with the Baltimore Ravens.

“While Zach Wilson has had some encouraging workouts recently, the #Jets were never going to rush him. Joe Flacco had a really positive training camp. Now, he starts Week 1,” Rapoport said in a Tweet.

The news was not exactly surprising to the NFL world as many understood that it was a long shot that Wilson would be ready to play by the first game of the season. While many expressed disappointment for Wilson, many people are also excited to see Flacco face off against his former team in the week-one showdown.

The Jets and the Ravens will open their 2022-23 NFL seasons on Sunday at 1 p.m. with CBS providing television coverage for the game.

[Ian Rapoport]