White, who’s the third-string quarterback, got his first start of 2022 thanks to some horrible play by Zach Wilson.
However, should his victory give the Jets a reason to hand the offense over to him for the rest of the season?
White Is Proving To Be Better Than Wilson
While the bar is set low for White, he’s jumping over it and running away with a victory over Wilson.
In his first game for 2022, he set a first-half record for the Jets.
However, that record was last held by no one other than himself.
Mike White in a league of his own (literally) pic.twitter.com/6ZT074uPyP
— PFF (@PFF) November 27, 2022
With him being the only productive quarterback for the Jets, in passing yards, he’s proving himself as the better option.
While Wilson was a first-round pick, it’s White who’s playing like an elite first-round quarterback.
His performance against the Chicago Bears on Sunday saw him passing for 315 yards and three touchdowns.
However, he was going against a defense which was full of injuries to key players.
But should that take away from his performance?
It shouldn’t, as he was 22 for 28 in the win over the Bears.
With only six incomplete passes, it sent his passer rating up to 149.3, something that shows how good he is doing.
However, Sunday’s performance was the same thing White did during his first career start with the Jets last year.
While he suffered in his next two starts back in 2021, he could do so again this season.
So the Jets might want to approach starting White permanently with some caution.