The New York Jets have renewed confidence at 1-1 heading into their Week 3 home matchup versus the Cincinnati Bengals.

Although the big question on everyone’s mind heading into this week, was who is starting at quarterback?

Connor Hughes of SNY spoiled the potential surprise by revealing on Twitter that veteran Joe Flacco will start for the third straight game to kickoff 2022.

Hughes said that Wilson is “progressing well” but he won’t play “no matter what” transpires over the coming days. The Jets remain adamant that they won’t throw their young quarterback back out there until “he’s 110%.”

Sources: Joe Flacco will start for the #Jets on Sunday against the #Bengals, sources tell @SNYtv.

Zach Wilson, while progressing well, will not play — no matter what.

Jets stance has not changed: They want him 110%. They will not play him until he’s 110%.

— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) September 19, 2022

Robert Saleh Has Kept a Consistent Message With Zach Wilson

Instead of playing the typical cat-and-mouse game with reporters, head coach Robert Saleh was surprisingly transparent a few weeks ago with the status of his franchise hopeful.

Back on September 7, Saleh ended all the speculation by saying, “to be honest with you guys, I really don’t want to talk about this situation anymore so the earliest he will be available is Pittsburgh.”

After #Jets HC Robert Saleh was asked a 3rd question about Zach Wilson situation he sounded flippant to the media, ‘to be honest with you guys, I really don’t want to talk about this situation anymore so the earliest he will be available is Pittsburgh’ 😳: 🎥 @nyjets #TakeFlight pic.twitter.com/8uDtu7LIUI

— Paul Andrew Esden Jr (@BoyGreen25) September 7, 2022

That means if you were to believe the coach, Wilson wouldn’t even be an option to return until Week 4 when the Jets travel to play the Pittsburgh Steelers.

It appears the coach is sticking by that original timeline.

 

This is a developing story and we’ll provide more details as they become available.

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Source:: Heavy.com

      

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