Jets quarterback Zach Wilson was hurt in Friday's game after an awkward cut on a scramble. Aug 12, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) passes the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

After what was an interesting offseason, Friday’s preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles gave New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson a chance to focus on football. Unfortunately, it provided some nervous moments for Wilson, the Jets and their fans.

Wilson took off scrambling during a play in the first quarter. He attempted to cut upfield but fell to the ground awkwardly. The good news is that Wilson didn’t stay down on the ground long. Unfortunately, as soon as he was helped back to his feet, the quarterback began hobbling.


Injuries are always bad. Injuries in the preseason are even worse. And while it’s never good to speculate, non-contact injuries are always troubling to see.

Because of that, upon seeing the injury, the NFL world was less than optimistic.

Looking at the video, Dr. David J. Chao said that it looked like a torn ACL.

If that’s true, it would add to a long history of Jets quarterbacks suffering serious injuries in preseason games.

Wilson is entering his second season in the NFL. He started 13 games as a rookie during what was largely an unsuccessful season for both Wilson and his team. The Jets went 3-10 in Wilson’s starts. As a rookie, Wilson completed 55.6% of his passes for 2,334 yards with nine touchdowns, 11 interceptions and a 69.7 passer rating.

Wilson and the Jets were hoping that he could take a big step forward in his second year. Now, though, the primary concern around Wilson is with his health.

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