It has been revealed that quarterback Zach Wilson, drafted second overall in the NFL draught, will start Sunday’s game for the New York Jets. Joe Flacco and Mike White, both of whom were placed on the NFL’s reserve/covid-19 list, will be Johnson’s backup quarterback this season because of their bans.
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Wilson had started the previous six games for the Jets before incurring a knee injury in a loss to the New England Patriots in Week 7. Before that, Wilson had mostly failed to move the team’s offense.
Jets traded with Philadelphia Eagles for Flacco, a former BYU standout anticipated missing between two and four games due to an ankle injury.
The Jets gave White a chance in Week 8 against the Cincinnati Bengals as Flacco was coming up to speed. The Jets were eager to give White a second opportunity despite his lack of success in the past.
Fourth-year veteran White led the Jets to their second win of the season despite never having played an NFL game before. When he was injured the next week, he was replaced by Johnson, who performed well in the following week’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts. When White returned to the starting lineup in Week 10 against the Buffalo Bills, he threw four interceptions in a crushing defeat.
Before last week’s game against the Miami Dolphins, Flacco confessed that he hadn’t been vaccinated against the coronavirus, which may cause flu-like symptoms. Two hundred ninety-one yards and two touchdown passes from Baltimore’s Joe Flacco were not enough to save the New York Giants, who were down 3-1 for the second time this season.
Due to Wilson not being placed on the injured reserve, he had the opportunity for limited practice during the previous two weeks despite being out of action.
According to the media, Jets coach Robert Saleh said Wilson had a decent workout the day before, and Saleh will make a judgment on Wilson’s availability for Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans after re-evaluating Wilson on Wednesday. According to Saleh, Wilson had a great workout the day before.
He said Monday. They’re going to make sure that we protect this young boy. In other words, we will only play him if he is entirely healthy and confident in his ability to play football or if he is not concerned about his knee. However, before we can put him on the field for the first time, he must be completely healthy.
Aside from the fact that Wilson may be unable to play, he will be expected to perform at or above the level of his replacements.
In the four games without Wilson, White, Johnson, and Flacco have all completed at least 64.3 percent of their passes, with a touchdown rate of at least 3.8 percent, a yards-per-attempt figure of 7.2, and a passer rating of 75.1.
Wilson’s completion percentage (57.5), touchdown percentage (2.2), yards per attempt (6.5), and passer rating were much lower than those of the other quarterbacks in the league during his first six appearances (63.5).
According to Pro Football Focus, Wilson ranks 40th among quarterbacks who have tried at least 30 throws this season. Football Outsiders ranks him 31st in Defense-adjusted yards above replacement, which is the primary quarterback measure, among players who have attempted at least 165 attempts.