Jets QB Zach Wilson suffers a non-contact knee injury

New York Jets starting quarterback Zach Wilson left Friday night’s preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles with an apparent leg injury.

Wilson appeared to injure his right leg after escaping pressure late in the first quarter. The sophomore quarterback came onto the field after leaving the pocket and tried to get past Eagles linebacker Nakobe Dean before falling to the ground.

Wilson left the game with a noticeable limp, but the non-contact aspect of his injury must be of concern for the Jets.

The Jets selected Wilson No. 2 overall in 2021. New York went just 3-10 under Wilson in his rookie campaign. Wilson finished the year with 2,334 yards, nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 13 starts.

If Wilson is out for a long stretch, the Jets will look to veteran Joe Flacco to take the reins under center.

Earlier this month, Flacco and head coach Robert Saleh agreed the Super Bowl XLVII MVP had the ability to start. They may have the opportunity to find out.

After the game, Saleh updated reporters on Wilson’s condition, via NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport:

Wilson is due for an MRI on Saturday. Until then, the Jets faithful will continue to hold their collective breath.

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