Aug 12, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) is helped off the field against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets are breathing a sigh of relief with the latest news regarding quarterback Zach Wilson, who underwent successful knee surgery on Tuesday.

According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Wilson is recovering from the surgery and remains under consideration to play in Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season against the Baltimore Ravens.

That didn’t seem too likely when Wilson was injured during the Jets’ preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday. The second-year quarterback was diagnosed with a bone bruise and a meniscus tear, which then required arthroscopic surgery. The timeline that was presented was two-to-four weeks of recovery, barring any issues from the surgery.

Per Rapoport, there were no surprises or complications from the surgery.

While he might be available by Week 1, the Jets could also hold off on sending their young signal-caller out there too soon, opting instead to let Joe Flacco start until Wilson is 100%. Flacco is leading the first-team offense in practice for the time being and many assume that he’ll still get the call against his former team.

While the Jets determine if and when Wilson will return to start the season, the NFL world had some strong reactions to the news that his surgery went well and he could be back on the field soon.


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