Zach Wilson has returned to practice for the New York Jets, but the BYU product will have to wait at least one more week before he can reclaim his starting job. Moments ago, Jets coach Robert Saleh announced that Mike White will start this Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.
White was sensational in his first start for the Jets on Oct. 31, completing 82.2 percent of his passes for 405 yards and three touchdowns in an upset win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
The second start for White looked promising, but he suffered a forearm injury that prevented him from finishing the game. That being said, he has healed in time to start this Sunday against the No. 1 team in the AFC East.
Although this decision from Saleh may surprise fans, he hasn’t shied away from saying White could potentially be his starting quarterback this season. It’s also worth noting that Saleh won’t put Wilson back in the lineup until he’s 100 percent.
“If he’s not fully healthy … it’d be irresponsible of us to throw him out there,” Saleh told reporters on Monday.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 10, 2021
Wilson suffered a PCL injury against the New England Patriots in Week 7. He’s trending in the right direction, but he’s not at full strength just yet.
For now, White will be running the show in New York. If he can have another strong performance this Sunday, he might just win over the Jets’ entire fan base.