New York Jets coach Robert Saleh addressed inquiries about the status of key receiver Garrett Wilson on Sunday. Although Wilson’s availability was uncertain due to an elbow injury, Coach Saleh expressed confidence, stating that he “feels good about him” playing in the upcoming weekend’s game, as reported by NFL Insider Ian Rapoport.
Despite Wilson not participating fully in practice this week, there is a positive trend suggesting he may take the field against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. This development is particularly encouraging for the Jets, given that Garrett Wilson is a pivotal player for the team. As the Offensive Rookie of the Year from the previous season, he currently leads the Jets in receptions (55), targets (95), and receiving yards (642). Wilson amassed 1,103 receiving yards last year and is on track to surpass 1,000 yards again this season.
After a slower start, Wilson has showcased outstanding performance in recent weeks, recording at least seven catches, including nine in the previous game.
The Jets initially anticipated having Aaron Rodgers as their quarterback this year, but with his injury early in the season against Buffalo, former #2 pick Zach Wilson has assumed the QB role throughout the season.
Looking ahead to a rematch against the Bills, the Jets and Bills faced off at MetLife Stadium at the beginning of the season in Aaron Rodgers’ eagerly awaited debut, which was abruptly cut short. Despite trailing 13-3 at halftime in Week 1, the Jets mounted a comeback, securing a victory with an impressive Garrett Wilson touchdown and a punt-return touchdown from Xavier Gipson in overtime.
As the Bills seek revenge in the upcoming game, having Garrett Wilson on the field will be a significant boost for the Jets, especially in enemy territory on Sunday.