Jets Reveal Starting Quarterback Plan For Week 1
By Larry Rupp
Add yet another revenge game to the Week 1 NFL schedule as Joe Flacco has been named the New York Jets' starting quarterback against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Second-year pro Zach Wilson is not quite ready to return to the field after suffering a knee injury during the preseason.
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As you might recall, Flacco spent the first 11 seasons of his career with the Ravens and guided the franchise to a Super Bowl win back in early 2013. He then spent one season with the Denver Broncos before signing with the Jets in 2020. None of Flacco's five starts over the last two seasons have resulted in a victory, however.
What's most concerning here is that head coach Robert Saleh explained that Wilson will not play until Week 4 "at the earliest." He wants his young QB to be at the top of his game both mentally and physically before leading the offense. The starting job is undoubtedly his when he is healthy, though.
Wilson is not going to be placed on the injured reserve because the team wants him to practice in the coming weeks. He'll start off by working with the trainers before being integrated back into team drills. The 23-year-old underwent knee surgery on August 16 for a bone bruise and meniscus tear.
The Jets head into Sunday as a 7.5-point home underdog against the Ravens with moneyline odds set at +265 on FanDuel Sportsbook's Week 1 NFL odds. Baltimore is 9-1 straight up in its last 10 games versus New York, but it's worth noting that these two teams have not met since Saleh was hired before the 2021 season.
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