Mike White will start for Jets this week

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Jets head coach Robert Saleh confirmed that he has decided to bench quarterback Zach Wilson for this weekend’s game against the Bears at his Wednesday press conference and he also revealed who will be taking the field in Wilson’s place.

Mike White will get the start on Sunday. It will be the fourth start of White’s NFL career.

The three other starts all came last season. He threw for 405 yards and three touchdowns in the first of them to steer the Jets to an upset over the Bengals and he got off to a good start against the Colts the next week before getting hurt. He returned for a four-interception game against the Bills, but was on the bench for the rest of the season.

Saleh added that Joe Flacco will be the backup on Sunday and that Wilson will be inactive.

28 responses to “Mike White will start for Jets this week

  1. Good. Lack of Leadership and Ownership post-game is the reason. He got the Elijah Moore treatment. Got to be consistent

  2. Media and fan attention in the tri-state area would be difficult for any rookie QB. Its why I always thought buffalo was a perfect fit for Allen. Maybe the jets should focus on their roster and wait for a great veteran QB to become available. Three talented, young, first round QBs failing is a trend. Maybe it’s too much to handle for anyone.

  3. They need to swing a deal for Gardner Minshew this offseason. That would even out the Gardners on both sides of the ball.

  4. Hopefully Zach Wilson truly embraces a healthy of Humble Pie at his Thanksgiving dinner table this year.

  5. Always fun when the day of reckoning happens in Foxboro. You’re welcome, ZW, for the Pats showing you where you belong….the CFL, maybe not even.
    Buh bye now

  6. Smart move. Bold move from Saleh. I love it. Zach Wilson has clearly lost the locker room.The Jets are 5-2 in his starts because of the running game and defense. He has done absolutely nothing.

  7. I always thought White was the better option. PERIOD! I have a feeling he’s going to be for the Jets what Heinicke is for the Commanders. They have too much talent to be held back by mediocre QB play.

  8. I can’t keep the Spiderman actors straight after Tobey Maguire, but Zach reminds me of the smallest, wimpiest Spiderman actor.
    The one who ruined the franchise.
    The one you can’t believe got that job in the first place.

  9. The Patriots have this tendency to be the straw that breaks the camels back in a lot of situations over the years. It used to be because the beat everyone so any coach one bad loss of being fired found that bad loss with the Pats. But even now when they aren’t that good they still get coaches and QABs fired/benched in the week after they play them.

  10. Saleh is an excellent coach but handing a raw prospect the keys to the car before he proved a thing was a huge blunder, esp. in light of the other talent around him.

  11. The 2021 QB draft class will go down in infamy. So far, only Mac Jones has a winning record.

  12. For the first time all season, the depth chart is properly ranked from best to worst QBs on the team.

  13. This is what happens when teams decide to make a 1st round QB into an immediate starter. They need time to develop if you want that player to succeed. If you go back and look at top QB picks that were rushed into starting,… there are more that fail than succeed. Jameis Winston, Jared Goff, Mitchell Trubisky, Baker Mayfield, Blake Bortles, EJ Manuel, Terrelle Pryor,… and I could go on and on,……….

  14. Still havent heard if he feels he let the defense down. Maybe this will wake him up but i doubt it. They NEVER should have go him at #2 they could have waited till the 4-5 round for this kid.

  15. cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    November 23, 2022 at 12:16 pm
    Can you imagine wishing you had Sam Donald back on your roster?

    11419Rate This

    Hell no he hasn’t done anything for the Jets either

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