It hasn't been an ideal start for NY Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson. And now after an abysmal Week 2 in which he threw four interceptions in a blowout loss to the New England Patriots, he's apparently dealing with an injury.
Head coach Robert Saleh spoke to the media on Wednesday and gave updates about a few injured players on the team. One surprising addition to the injury report was Wilson who is battling a groin injury, according to Saleh.
Now, the injury is not considered to be significant at all and Wilson will be a full participant in Wednesday's practice. If all goes according to plan, he shouldn't miss any practice time, let alone any game time.
But it's always notable when a team's starting quarterback lands on the injury report. Especially given the beating that Wilson has taken through two weeks.
Zach Wilson is a new addition to the NY Jets injury report
Although the Jets' pass protection was better for most of Week 2, it still wasn't good. In fact, a particularly awful fourth quarter made the unit look even worse.
The Jets allowed four sacks, seven quarterback hits, 18 knockdowns, and 26 total pressures for a pressure rate of 48.7 percent that was somehow worse than their 46.5 percent pressure rate surrendered in Week 1.
The offensive line is still a concern, although it should be noted that the Jets did play two of the better defenses in the NFL in Weeks 1 and 2. Things won't get easier against the Denver Broncos this Sunday, however.
The Jets need to do a better job of protecting Wilson. If not, they could be putting their rookie QB's health at risk.
Apart from Wilson, Saleh also indicated that defensive end John Franklin-Myers is being held out of Wednesday's practice with a calf injury, although he did suggest that his availability for this week is not in question at the moment.
Saleh also provided an update on rookie linebacker Jamien Sherwood's status. Sherwood missed last week's game with an ankle injury, but he's expected to return to practice this week as a limited participant.
Saleh spoke about wide receiver Jamison Crowder as well but simply stated that the team hopes to work him back into the lineup this week. Crowder returned from the COVID-19 list last week but was held out with a groin injury.
The Jets are hoping that all of these players will be able to play in this week's game against the Broncos. But of course, all eyes will be on Zach Wilson, for a number of reasons.