Zach Wilson returns, Joe Flacco out for New York Jets

The New York Jets‘ quarterback circumstance isn’t getting any less disorderly since Tuesday as novice quarterback Zach Wilson has actually been cleared to return, however quarterbacks Mike White and Joe Flacco have actually been put on the COVID-19 list.

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New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) stands on the field after an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Atlanta Falcons at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, England, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. Atlanta Falcons won the match 27-20. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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New york city Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) bases on the field after an NFL football video game in between the New York Jets and the Atlanta Falcons at the Tottenham Hotspur arena in London, England, Sunday, Oct. 10,2021 Atlanta Falcons won the match 27-20 (AP Photo/Alastair Grant).
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Wilson had actually been sidelined the previous 4 video games with a sprained knee after suffering an injury in Week 7 however The Athletic reports the No. 2 choice in the 2021 NFL Draft will return Sunday to begin versus the Houston Texans

The Jets have actually counted on White and Flacco– who the group re-acquired in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles simply after the injury– while Wilson has actually been out, however White evaluated favorable for COVID-19, and Flacco was considered a close contact– both were placed on the COVID list.

Oct 3, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) throws the ball against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

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Oct 3, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) tosses the ball versus the Tennessee Titans throughout the very first half at MetLife Stadium. Necessary Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports.
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ESPN reports Wilson was cleared after medical assessments on Monday and the status of the other quarterbacks did not figure into the choice to begin him.

Quarterback Josh Johnson is being promoted from the practice team to support Wilson for the video game.

Wilson has actually practiced the previous 2 weeks on a minimal basis, however the group didn’t wish to put him on the field till he was 100%healthy, ESPN reports.

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Oct 3, 2021; East Rutherford, NJ, USA;  New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh hugs quarterback Zach Wilson before the game against the Tennessee Titans at MetLife Stadium.

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Oct 3, 2021; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh hugs quarterback Zach Wilson prior to the video game versus the Tennessee Titans at MetLife Stadium.
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” We’re going to ensure we safeguard this boy,” head coach Robert Saleh stated Monday. “When he’s completely healthy and he seems like there’s no constraints with his capability to play where he’s not thinking of the knee, we’ll get him back out there.”

The Jets ( 2-8) will take a trip to face the Texans ( 2-8) in Sunday’s Week 12 match with kickoff set for 1 p.m. EST.

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