Mike White, New York Jets, Starter, Zach Wilson, Bills, QB
Mike White, Zach Wilson, New York Jets, Getty Images

Mike White will make his return to MetLife Stadium

Mike White is coming back to where it all began.

New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh announced on Wednesday that the passing sensation will make his third consecutive start on Sunday afternoon against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium (1 p.m. ET, CBS).

White’s first start came in East Rutherford on Oct. 31, when he threw for 405 yards and three scores in an upset win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Another touchdown awaited during last week’s Thursday night tilt in Indianapolis, but he was forced to leave with a forearm injury, leaving the primary passing duties to Josh Johnson.

Per Jets X-Factor’s Robby Sabo, Saleh said that the knee of Zach Wilson, the Jets’ regular starting quarterback, wasn’t “fully ready to go.” Wilson left the Jets’ Oct. 24 loss to New England with a knee injury. Further evaluation diagnosed Wilson with a sprained PCL with an original timetable of two-to-four weeks for to return.

Wilson is set to serve as the Jets’ practice squad quarterback this week, while newly reacquired Joe Flacco will serve as the game-day backup. Johnson’s two recalls from the practice squad prevented the Jets (2-6) from putting him back on the active roster unless they sign him for the season.

In total, White has completed 64 of 88 passes this season for 702 yards (8.0 per attempt), five touchdowns, and four interceptions, earning a passer rating of 95.9. His insertion in Week 8 sparked a previously dormant Jets offense that has now posted 64 points and 997 yards over its past two games.

White will aim to keep his fire burning against an elite Buffalo defense that has allowed a league-low 14.8 points per game this season.

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags

Audio Version available to members only. Learn more here.

Download Jet X Mobile on the App Store and Google Play.

Want More NY Jets News & Jets X-Factor Content?

Download the free Jet X Mobile App to get customizable notifications directly to your iOS (App Store) or Google/Android (Google Play) device.

Add Jets X-Factor to your Google News feed to stay up to date with the New York Jets.

Follow us on Twitter @jetsxfactor for all the latest New York Jets news, Facebook for even more, Instagram for some of the top NY Jets images, and YouTube for original Jets X-Factor videos.

Join the official Discord community to connect with likeminded fans.

Geoff Magliocchetti is a veteran football writer with years of credentialed experience with the Jets and Giants. Email: geoffmags90@gmail.com

Comments

Please Login to comment
  Subscribe  
Notify of