Zach Wilson on Mike White: My style of play needs to be more like his

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Jets quarterback Zach Wilson is set to miss his third straight game with a knee injury and Mike White‘s play in his absence has led to questions about whether Wilson will return to the lineup once he’s cleared for game action.

On Thursday, Wilson said he’s not worrying about that at this point. Wilson said he’s focused on getting healthy and that he’s trying to use the current situation as a learning experience so that he’s able to be a more effective player once he does return to the lineup.

“I would say my style of play needs to get more like that . . . We both understand this is part of the business of football,” Wilson said, via Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. “I want to play, he wants to play. It’s just how it is. What’s the point of butting heads when we can help each other out? I think we can both benefit from the situation.”

Wilson’s penchant for looking for the big play often led to trouble during his six starts this season. White has been more effective by taking fewer risks and the Jets’ long-term outlook will be more positive if Wilson can incorporate that approach in the future.

6 responses to “Zach Wilson on Mike White: My style of play needs to be more like his

  1. White is the one playing like he’s the second pick and Wilson is playing like he’s a 5th rounder. Go figure.

  2. White is effective because he’s stays in the pocket and finds his secondary receivers..this is a skill set that Zach Wilson doesn’t have now and may Berber attain..There have been many “ gifted Qb’s like David Carr,Tim Couch,Jeff George who never got there ..where other less physically gifted QBs Kurt Warner Tom Brady who obviously can

  3. When you watch tape of a young rookie QB, and then watch tape of that some QB 2-3 years later, you’d almost think you were watching two different players. If you’re playing your rookie year, your head is spinning so fast, you’re on the run most of the time. You often hear people say the game slows down. Well, the game doesn’t slow down, it’s that the QB’s head stops spinning, and it seems like everything is moving slower. Wilson will be fine. Give him a couple years. Everyone was calling Josh Allen a bust after two years. After 2 1/2 years he was one of the best QB’s in the league. This is not a new phenomenon. We do this every year with the young QB’s. Guys, put the beer aside until after the game.

  4. Uh Mike Whtite threw 3 INTs in this last game. Mike White, 5 TDs to 8 INTs, THAT Mike White?

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