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Zach Wilson will be rehabbing for another week

Veteran Joe Flacco will start for the New York Jets this week against the Miami Dolphins as Wilson recovers from a PCL sprain

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson warms up before a game against the Buffalo Bills.
New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) warms up before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in East Rutherford, N.J.
Adam Hunger, Associated Press

Zach Wilson will miss at least one more start.

Multiple news outlets, led by ESPN’s Rich Cimini, reported Wednesday morning that the New York Jets rookie quarterback won’t start in the team’s game this Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. Instead, it will be veteran Joe Flacco.

Jets coach Robert Saleh later confirmed that Flacco, who New York traded for three weeks ago, will start while Wilson continues to rehab from a PCL sprain in his right knee.

“Miami’s got a dynamic coverage system … (with) all the different coverages they run,” Saleh told reporters, about why Flacco is getting the start. “Joe’s been there, done that, kind of a steadying experience that we felt would put us in the best position to win.”

Wilson, while practicing, is still not 100% healthy. The original diagnosis was that Wilson’s recovery time would be two to four weeks.

“He’s getting a lot better, he’s still going to practice. He’s just limited,” Saleh said of Wilson.

Saleh said Mike White, who started the last three games in relief of Wilson, will be the backup this Sunday.

Wilson, the former BYU quarterback and No. 2 pick in the 2021 NFL draft, last played in the Jets’ 54-13 loss to the New England Patriots on Oct. 24, when he suffered the injury during the second quarter.