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Zach Wilson cleared from injury, set to return for Jets vs. Steelers this weekend

Yahoo Sports US 9/28/2022 Frank Schwab

We can finally start to get a look at the strides Zach Wilson has made in his second season. 

The New York Jets quarterback, who injured his knee in the preseason, has been cleared and assuming no setbacks, he'll start Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jets head coach Robert Saleh announced that news Wednesday. 

Now the most important question surrounding the Jets can begin to get an answer. 

Wilson was the second pick of last year's draft and had a rough rookie season. He missed time with injury last season too. The Jets added some pieces to play around Wilson, like receiver Garrett Wilson and running back Breece Hall. 

The preseason injury, which happened when Wilson was scrambling, set everything back. The Jets were careful with their young quarterback and Joe Flacco started three games. The Jets went 1-2 in those games, with the win being a wild comeback in the final two minutes against the Cleveland Browns. 

Wilson didn't have a great rookie season, but he's a second-year quarterback with immense talent. There's still plenty of time for him to develop into a franchise quarterback. New York needs to start to figure out what it has with Wilson, and that process will hopefully start Sunday. 

New York Jets' Zach Wilson is expected to make his regular-season debut on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) © Provided by Yahoo Sports US New York Jets' Zach Wilson is expected to make his regular-season debut on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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