While Zach Wilson has been recovering from a torn meniscus and a broken bone he suffered during the preseason, Joe Flacco has done more than just a decent job.

Flacco has thrown for over 300 yards in the first two weeks. This includes a 307 yards, four touchdowns in 31-30 win against the Browns in week two.

Despite Flacco’s play and even if he beats the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Jets coach Robert Saleh reaffirmed the team’s commitment to Wilson as the starting quarterback once he is given the green light by doctors.

“Zach is the future of this organization,” Saleh said. “Once the doctors clear him, we’ll get him out on the field.”

Wilson has been practicing on a limited basis for the past couple of weeks. Before the Jets’ season opener against the Baltimore Ravens, Saleh announced that Wilson would miss the first three games of the season as they wanted to make sure he was “mentally and physically” ready.

The Jets will increase Wilson’s workout regimen this week in hopes that he will play Week 4 at the Pittsburgh Steelersprovided he can practice to the fullest extent.

Flacco will get at least one more opportunity to start against the Bengals on Sunday. The 15-year veteran said he was just excited for the opportunity to start and win last week.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity that I’ve had over the last two weeks and this upcoming week to give our team a chance to win and hopefully be able to move forward for the rest of the year,” Flacco said. “This is my job and this is what I can do and I am happy about it.

“You always hear it’s the ultimate team sport, and it really is. When your number is called, you get up and do your job. It’s all you can control and it’s all you can worry about. As long as we’re doing that on the 53-man roster, we’re going to be in a lot of good situations.”


In his second NFL game, Garrett Wilson had one of the most memorable performances in recent memory.

Wilson caught eight passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner. After the game, Wilson said he received at least 100 text messages from different people.

The first-round pick out of Ohio State said he wants to keep playing like this.

“That’s always the goal,” Wilson said. “You can never be satisfied.

“For me, this is what I want to do, this is what I expect to do. When I go on the field, I want to play, I want to be involved and I want to help the team.

“That’s always the goal and it’s not going to change week to week. I’m not even close to being satisfied.”


On Sunday, the Gang Green will face a Bengals team that will come to MetLife Stadium looking nothing like the AFC champion.

After Cincinnati made it to the Super Bowl last season, it was looking for another push for a championship. However, the team’s offense still hasn’t looked like the one that won three playoff games last year.

Joe Burrow was sacked from 13 tackles in two games. The Bengals also rank 18th in total offense (343 yards per game) and 19th in scoring offense (18.5 points per game).

“They’re good, they’re fast,” Jets receiver Corey Davis said of the Bengals. “They’re physical, they can run.

“They have a lot of talent. It’s going to take a good game from us and wide outs and do what we have to do and try to come out with a win.”


Tight end CJ Uzoma missed Sunday’s thrilling win over the Browns. Now there’s a chance the free agent acquisition could miss a second straight game.

Uzoma (hamstring) was limited during practice on Wednesday and will be a game-time decision on Sunday. If he can’t go, third-round draft pick Jeremy Ruckert will likely be the Jets’ second tight end behind Tyler Conklin against the Bengals. Ruckert played in his first NFL game against the Browns and was targeted once.

Defensive end John Franklin-Myers (toe, quad) and left tackle George Fant (rest, knee) did not practice. Fant also had the day off last Wednesday before the Week 2 game.

Defensive tackle Quinnen Williams (foot) and safety Jordan Whitehead (calf) were also limited.



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