Jets have ‘a lot of faith’ in Mike White to fill in for Zach Wilson

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For astatine slightest this week, Mike White volition person power of the Jets’ offense. And to caput manager Robert Saleh and his staff, he’s already demonstrated an quality to relation successful their system.

White took implicit for Zach Wilson — who near the Jets’ 54-13 nonaccomplishment to the New England Patriots connected Sunday with a PCL sprain and is expected to miss 2 to 4 weeks — and completed 20 of 32 passes for 202 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions.

Saleh said Monday that White did “a batch of truly bully things” and executed the discourtesy well, moving done his progressions, uncovering the check-down options and creating a fewer explosive-play opportunities.

“We person a batch of religion successful Mike,” Saleh said. “That’s wherefore we kept him.”

Two hours aft Saleh’s property conference, though, the Jets traded for backmost Joe Flacco, who played with the Jets past year, and added acquisition to their extent chart.

Sunday marked the archetypal quality of White’s NFL career, and the Jets didn’t person different backmost connected the progressive roster aft Wilson’s injury. White volition enactment with the archetypal squad during signifier this week — arsenic helium needs to person each rep, violative coordinator Mike LaFleur said — and LaFleur expects White’s mentation attack to stay the same, with the evident quality him being named the starter earlier the game.

New York Jets backmost   Mike White (5) calls a play   Mike White’s archetypal NFL quality was a roller coaster ride.USA TODAY Sports

LaFleur acknowledged that the 4th fourth “kind of got distant from us” — the Jets’ past 5 drives ended with a brace of interceptions, a turnover connected downs, a fumble and a punt — but besides said that White’s play earlier that contained flashes of beardown decision-making and bid of the offense.

Four plays aft entering the game, White rolled near and recovered Corey Davis successful the backmost of the extremity portion for a touchdown, which LaFleur called “a heck of a throw.” He navigated drives into New England territory that presented opportunities to adhd much points, too.

Such enactment for White has echoed passim the remainder of the Jets’ locker room. When asked his impressions of White, Ty Johnson chuckled earlier saying, “He’s a stud, man. Come connected now, it’s Mike White.” As a backup, White ever gave the Jets’ first-team defence a “great look” portion with the scout team, Johnson said. He “can marque immoderate throw,” cornerback Bryce Hall added.

And now, the Jets request him to seamlessly modulation to the starting relation — the new, impermanent commandant of the discourtesy tasked with eliminating dilatory starts and losses that support stringing together.