After taking a huge hit from Matt Judon, Zach Wilson, Jets rookie quarterback, leaves the game against the Patriots. (0:21).
FLORHAM PARK (N.J.) -- New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson will miss up to four weeks due to a sprained right knee. A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Monday's MRI confirmed the Jets' suspicions after their loss to New England Patriots 54-13. It was a mild sprain of the posterior cruciate.
The Jets must decide whether Wilson should be placed on injured reserve. This would mean Wilson will be out for at least three games.
Mike White, who made Sunday's NFL debut, will be starting this Sunday at MetLife Stadium against the Cincinnati Bengals. Josh Johnson, a journeyman, will likely be promoted from the practice squad to become the primary backup. The Jets might consider adding an emergency quarterback to their practice squad.
Wilson's injury is devastating for the Jets (1-5), who made Wilson the center of their rebuilding plans. Wilson was the No. 2 overall pick. The No. 2 overall pick began the first six games. He's still struggling, ranked 31st among 32 qualified quarterbacks in Total QBR. However, he's still gaining valuable experience.
Wilson should be able to return to the field in seven or eight of the remaining games, provided he doesn't experience any setbacks during his rehabilitation.
Wilson claimed that his knee was "twisted" and that he felt a "pop" when Matt Judon hit him in the second quarter. Judon, a young linebacker, blasted Wilson as he made a long pass. After he had rehabilitated his knee, he limped to the locker and watched the rest of the game on his phone.
By not signing an experienced backup, the Jets made themselves vulnerable as a quarterback. According to Elias Sports, they were the fifth team in 10 years to not have a quarterback with NFL experience on their Week-1 roster.
White, a Dallas Cowboys draft pick from the past, threw a 3-yard touchdown his first pass. He also had two interceptions. White completed 20 of 32 passes, which netted him 202 yards.
White stated after the game, "Yeah. I'm confident about myself." "I am most confident in the locker room and the leaders that we have. "The coaching staff, too."
Jamien Sherwood was the rookie middle linebacker, and she started Sunday for C.J. Schefter was informed by Schefter that Mosley (hamstring) is out for the remainder of the season due to a torn Achilles tendon.
Sherwood was a fifth-round Auburn pick. He was transitioning from college safety to linebacker. He played in four games and was a part of 14 tackles. Although the Jets are nearing their linebacker limit, they hope Jarrad Davis (ankle), and Mosley (linebacker) will return. Davis was injured in the preseason, and has not played since.