The Jets made a particularly strong statement Wednesday with their quarterback

shakeup, saying for the first time they were ready to live in a world without Wilson.

Since they drafted it as No. 2 overall as of May 2021, he is their everything.

After 20 mostly inconspicuous starts, he was already their third player.

Coach Robert Saleh, whose knack for turning negatives into positives,

has made it clear his intention is to ensure Wilson is back on the pitch this season.

(Talk about a lukewarm vote of confidence in Mike White, the new QB1.)

Barring injuries, that could only happen if the Jets (6-4) fall out of the playoff race.

Saleh threw a bone at Wilson, who is ranked 35th at QBR (37.6)