The New York Jets are on a three-game losing streak dating back to last season.
After losing their last two games of 2021, they also suffered a Week 1 defeat against the Baltimore Ravens.
Quarterback Joe Flacco couldn’t lead the Jets to victory against his former team.
Still, he had a solid stat line of 37 completions for 307 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.
The veteran quarterback will get the chance to start again in Week 2 when the Jets face the Cleveland Browns.
However, as ESPN’s Rich Cimini revealed, that decision wasn’t an automatic one.
Joe Flacco will remain the Jets’ starting QB this week, per source. Not a surprise. On Monday, Robert Saleh indicated Flacco would “likely” start, although he did open the door a crack. Don’t get the impression that benching Flacco for Mike White was strongly considered. #Jets
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) September 14, 2022
Cimini tweeted, “Joe Flacco will remain the Jets’ starting QB this week, per source. Not a surprise. On Monday, Robert Saleh indicated Flacco would “likely” start, although he did open the door a crack. Don’t get the impression that benching Flacco for Mike White was strongly considered. #Jets.”
White had an impressive performance in his first NFL start, finishing with 37 passes for 405 yards and three touchdowns in a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
He became the first Jets quarterback since Vinny Testaverde to throw for at least 400 yards.
White also achieved the feat in his first career start, mimicking Cam Newton‘s performance in his debut.
He started three games last season, finishing with 953 yards, five touchdowns, and eight interceptions.
Zach Wilson Still Out
Flacco and White might be relegated in the depth chart once Zach Wilson is cleared to play.
The second-year play-caller from BYU is still out of action after suffering a non-contact injury on his right knee during their preseason game versus the Philadelphia Eagles.
His injury was later revealed to be a bone bruise and meniscus tear.
However, there is some progress in his recovery as he is set to do individual drills this week.