NY Jets: 3 reasons why Joe Flacco is starting on Sunday

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3. The NY Jets don't want to rush Zach Wilson

Zach Wilson is the Jets' top priority right now. The Jets want to do everything they can to put their rookie quarterback in the best position to succeed.

That includes his own personal health, which might be the most important aspect of all of this. If Wilson is not 100 percent healed from his injury, he isn't going to play.

And that's the way it should be.

Wilson injured his knee back in Week 7 against the New England Patriots. The initial timetable for his return was set at 2-4, and this upcoming Sunday will be the four-week mark.

The Jets ideally would have hoped to see Wilson return sooner, but they are willing to wait it out until he's fully healed. The No. 2 overall pick was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice which is further proof that he's not fully recovered yet.

The Jets have absolutely no reason to rush Wilson back into the lineup. On top of the health benefit, Wilson will also be given the opportunity to sit and watch for another week.

Given Wilson's up-and-down start to the season, the extra time off might prove to be beneficial.

The Jets are making decisions with Zach Wilson in mind. Developing him remains their top priority.