New York Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson left his team’s game on Sunday with a leg injury. On Monday morning, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported it as a sprained PCL. Wilson will miss 2-4 weeks, according to Schefter, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network said it’s mild and the two-week time frame is probably more realistic. His first game against the Buffalo Bills is in three weeks, so the timeline will be something to monitor.
Mike White came in to replace Wilson and is the only other quarterback on New York’s active roster. Josh Johnson is on the team’s practice squad. It’s expected the Jets will add at least one more QB to the room this week.
White is a former fifth-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in the 2018 NFL Draft. He was 164 picks behind Bills’ QB Josh Allen and they played on opposite teams in the 2018 Senior Bowl. He didn’t even make the Dallas practice squad after his first preseason and was out of football entirely for the year. In September of 2019 he signed onto the Jets’ practice squad. He bounced on and off the active roster in 2020 before finally making the active roster for good as the second QB behind Wilson in 2021. His first game experience was in relief during Week 7. He finished the game with 202 passing yards, 1 touchdown pass, and 2 interceptions in the blowout loss.