The New York Jets may have found their quarterback of the future.
And no, it’s likely not their second overall pick from the 2021 draft.
Most games with 3 Pass TD as Jets QB since start of last season
Mike White 2 4
Joe Flacco 1 4
Josh Johnson 1 0
Zach Wilson 0 20 pic.twitter.com/PMJIeIbkFY
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) November 28, 2022
While the Jets haven’t declared that White will be their full-time starter, he certainly has given the Jets something to think about.
In their game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, White was 22/28 on his pass attempts, threw for 315 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions.
In his 20 starts with the Jets, Wilson has never thrown for three touchdowns.
Who Is Mike White, Anyway?
White played for two collegiate seasons at South Florida, before transferring to Western Kentucky University and spending another two years there.
After his time in college, White was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
He was the Cowboys’ backup in 2018 but was promptly cut by the team in the 2019 season.
The Jets ended up picking up White and spent time on the practice squad before being eventually elevated to the active roster.
White appeared in four total games in 2021, starting three of those games for a 1-2 record.
While he didn’t play the most inspired football (66.7% completion, 953 yards, 5 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions), he played well enough for the Jets to give him a 1-year, $2.54 million contract.
Will Wilson get another chance?
Or will White get the chance to potentially lead the Jets to a playoff run?
While sitting with a record of 7-4, the Jets can still make the playoffs.
The only question is, who will be the quarterback to lead them there?