New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson’s MRI on August 13 revealed a bone bruise and a meniscus tear in his knee, according to NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero. However, Wilson’s knee has no ligament damage, according to Pelissero. Wilson suffered the knee injury in the first quarter of the Jets’ preseason win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Who is Zach Wilson?

Zach Wilson is an American football quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). Born on August 3, 1999, he played college football at Brigham Young University and was drafted by the Jets in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. 

Wilson has three brothers and two sisters. He was born to Michael and Lisa Wilson (née Neeleman). Wilson has a family history of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which was first identified in him as a toddler. Before later backing out and deciding to enrol at Brigham Young University, Wilson had previously committed to play quarterback at Boise State University (BYU). He twice won the MVP award in bowl games at BYU. 

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Wilson, a top quarterback prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft, was taken by the New York Jets with the second overall pick. On July 29, 2021, he agreed to a four-year contract with a fully guaranteed value of $35.15 million, a $22.9 million signing bonus, and a fifth year option.

Wilson played against the Carolina Panthers in his NFL debut. He finished with 258 passing yards, two touchdowns, and a rushing 2-point conversion but the Jets fell 14-19 after tossing an interception in the first half. Wilson threw four interceptions, including on his first two throw attempts, in the Jets’ home opener against the New England Patriots in Week 2. The Jets went on to lose 6-25.

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In Week 4, Wilson defeated the Tennessee Titans to win his first NFL game ever. Wilson had a knee injury against the Patriots in Week 7 during the second quarter. Here returned in Week 12 and defeated the Houston Texans to win his first game on the road. During the game, he also recorded his first running touchdown.