The New York Jets‘ quarterback situation isn’t getting any much less chaotic as of Tuesday as rookie quarterback Zach Wilson has been cleared to return, however quarterbacks Mike White and Joe Flacco have been positioned on the COVID-19 checklist.

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) stands on the field after an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Atlanta Falcons at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, England, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. Atlanta Falcons won the match 27-20. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) stands on the sector after an NFL soccer recreation between the New York Jets and the Atlanta Falcons on the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, England, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. Atlanta Falcons received the match 27-20. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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Wilson had been sidelined the previous 4 games with a sprained knee after suffering an injury in Week 7 however The Athleticreports the No. 2 choose within the 2021 NFL Draft will return Sunday to start out in opposition to the Houston Texans.

The Jets have relied on White and Flacco — who the team re-acquired in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles simply after the damage — whereas Wilson has been out, however White examined constructive for COVID-19, and Flacco was deemed an in depth contact — each had been placed on the COVID checklist.

Oct 3, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) throws the ball against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 3, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) throws the ball in opposition to the Tennessee Titans through the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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ESPN reports Wilson was cleared after medical evaluations on Monday and the standing of the opposite quarterbacks didn’t determine into the choice to start out him.

Quarterback Josh Johnson is being promoted from the observe squad to again up Wilson for the sport.

Wilson has practiced the previous two weeks on a restricted foundation, however the staff didn’t wish to put him on the sector till he was 100% wholesome, ESPN studies.

Oct 3, 2021; East Rutherford, NJ, USA;  New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh hugs quarterback Zach Wilson before the game against the Tennessee Titans at MetLife Stadium.

Oct 3, 2021; East Rutherford, NJ, USA;  New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh hugs quarterback Zach Wilson earlier than the sport in opposition to the Tennessee Titans at MetLife Stadium.
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“We’re going to make sure we protect this young man,” head coach Robert Saleh mentioned Monday. “When he’s fully healthy and he feels like there’s no limitations with his ability to play where he’s not thinking about the knee, we’ll get him back out there.”

The Jets (2-8) will journey to face the Texans (2-8) in Sunday’s Week 12 matchup with kickoff set for 1 p.m. EST.