Zach Wilson Aug 22, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) before the game against the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

When New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson left a preseason game with a knee injury last month, many initially thought it could be a long-term injury that threatened his season. However, the injury was not as bad as the team originally feared and now it looks like there’s even still a chance that Wilson plays in the Jets’ season opener against the Baltimore Ravens.

During his Monday press conference, Jets head coach Robert Saleh did not rule Wilson out of Sunday’s game, revealing that the second-year quarterback went through a workout on Monday and would be evaluated this week.

“We put Zach (Wilson) through a workout today. Looked good, felt good,” Saleh said in his press conference. “We’re going to see how the knee responds today and tomorrow and then we’ll have an answer for everybody on Wednesday.”

Saleh said “it’s possible” that Wilson plays this week and that it’s not necessarily surprising to him.

No, everyone heals differently,” Saleh said. “It’s like I said, we’ll see what happens tomorrow and all that stuff, but I almost feel like some of the guidelines that are put on are guidelines, but everyone responds differently, I guess.”

While Saleh isn’t necessarily surprised by Wilson’s speedy recovery, the NFL world certainly was.

Whether Wilson is the starter or veteran Joe Flacco, the Jets will open their season against the Ravens on Sept. 11.

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