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CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - SEPTEMBER 12: Zach Wilson #2 of the New York Jets throws a pass during the second half against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on September 12, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)

Guess whose back Jets fans?

That’s right, Zach Wilson is set to make his return to the starting lineup on Sunday when the Jets visit the 2-8 Houston Texans.

In addition, ESPN’s Rich Cimini reported Tuesday that Mike White and Joe Flacco have both been placed on the COVID-19 list, with White having tested positive, and Flacco, who admitted to be unvaccinated, was in close contact.

That means Josh Johnson will back-up Wilson.

It has been a bizarre season for the Jets in the quarterback room.

The Jets entered the season with all intentions of Wilson starting every game this year, taking his lumps as a rookie as he gets accustomed to the game. However, he not only struggled, he REALLY struggled. Nine interceptions in six games, before suffering a strained PCL in his right kneed that sidelined him for four weeks.

Mike White came in and was amazing in his starting debut against the Cincinnati Bengals. He was so good that his jersey was sent to the Hall of Fame, and there was serious question as to whether the Jets had a quarterback controversy.

Then, White got hurt against Indianapolis. Then, a week later, White played poorly against the Buffalo Bills throwing four interceptions. As a result, head coach Robert Saleh opted to bench White in favor of Joe Flacco, whom the jets acquired from the Philadelphia Eagles for a sixth round pick.

Flacco played unispiring football this past Sunday against Miami, in a 24-17 Jets loss.

Now, Wilson is back.

Wilson has a lot of work to do. He has not looked good. His QBR is 27.0, which ranks 31st out of 33 quarterbacks in the NFL.  These final seven games are going to be critical in his development if he is indeed worthy of being a Number 2 overall selection.

In short, the Jets need to see what Wilson can do. They need to see if sitting for the past four weeks has helped clear his mind, maybe he picked something up along the way by watching both White and Flacco play over the last month.

We’ll see. The Jets are in the underbelly the schedule with the Texans, Eagles, Saints, Dolphins, and Jaguars all coming up.