"He's pretty determined to get this done," Carroll said.
Wilson was a full participant in practice on Wednesday despite suffering a sprained MCL in his left knee in Sunday's 37-18 win over the San Francisco 49ers. He's still feeling the effects of a sprained ankle suffered in the season opener against the Miami Dolphins. Nevertheless, Wilson seems to be on track to play Sunday in New Jersey.
"He's upbeat and feeling good and he's worked really, really hard to do everything to be right and he's going to go," Carroll said.
Wilson was injured while being sacked by 49ers linebacker Eli Harold. He was scrambling from pressure when Harold caught him and pulled him down from behind. Wilson's left leg was caught awkwardly underneath Harold as he was pulled to the ground.
The challenge for Wilson will be protecting himself from further harm against a strong Jets defensive front that includes Sheldon Richardson, Muhammad Wilkerson and Leonard Williams. Wilson has been able to use his mobility to escape from pressure throughout his career with Seattle.
Despite having the ankle in better condition last week, Wilson still couldn't avoid injuring his left knee.
Wilson said after Sunday's game that he expected to play against the Jets as well. However, Carroll noted that they will have to make sure he can protect himself.
"You can have a mentality that pushes you past the point where you're not using all of the information, you're not using the best sense," Carroll said. "It's really important for us to understand the individuals. That's why all of this is so important to get to know these guys so that you can figure out what they need and what they don't need and how to keep them from putting themselves in harm's way. Because sometimes the will and the drive is so overpowering that they don't see what they need to see and that's all part of it."
Carroll said the team doesn't currently have any plans to look at veteran free agent quarterback options to add to their depth. Trevone Boykin completed 7 of 9 passes for 65 yards with a touchdown and an interception in relief of Wilson last week against the Jets. He's the only backup option on the roster.
Jake Heaps is on the practice squad and could be elevated to the 53-man roster if the need arises for another option.