Zach Wilson will again start as quarterback for the New York Jets against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Robert Saleh, Coach of the team announced his decision on Tuesday. He also stated that Mike White is still being treated for broken ribs and has yet to be cleared by doctors for contact.
Wilson returned from three games last Sunday and has taken the photos with starters this week during walkthroughs, while White was limited.
This sets the stage for the second meeting of the top two draft picks last year with Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville (No. Wilson (who went second) will be the first opponent. Last December, the Jets held on to a victory of 26-21.
Wilson was out for three games while he worked on his mental and mechanics. White took his place. Wilson’s return to the Jets last Sunday, in their 20-17 defeat to Detroit was not without his usual ups and downs. Wilson was 18-of 35 on 317 yards with two touchdowns.
White suffered two major hits that knocked him out of the Jets’ win against the Bills on December 11. White finished the game and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. The rib fractures were discovered by CT scans after X-rays of the stadium had been taken.
They have now lost their last three games, and are losing more chances of making the playoffs. The Jets (7-7) will need to win, with their short game against Jacksonville (6-8). With wins of two consecutive and three out four, the Jaguars are now in AFC playoff contention.