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?
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%.”
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
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.