Wayne Chrebet explains why he believes in Mike White
It does not take a Bill Walsh-type football mind to understand that the New York Jets offense performs better with Mike White at the helm. Just one glance at the Jets’ production in the second half against the New England Patriots up in Foxborough paints an ugly picture for Zach Wilson.
The question is not which quarterback runs this Mike LaFleur offense better, but rather why the obvious answer is Mike White. And, fortunately for Jets X-Factor and its readers, we have the perfect man to break down why this is the case.
White, 27, led the Jets to a dominant 31-10 victory over the Chicago Bears this past Sunday. The kid with the magic touch finished 22 of 28 for 315 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions.
Moreover, the scene that featured ecstatic Jets players—as they continued to pile on the points—was as evident as anything. And the idea that these players love Mike White to a point that it starkly contrasts with that of the previous quarterback’s love-fest opportunities is another worthwhile topic of conversation.
Wayne Chrebet is a man who knows a thing or two about quarterback chances. Remember, upon entering the league as an undrafted free agent out of Hofstra in 1995, he first had veteran Boomer Esiason throwing him the ball.
One season later, a plethora of quarterbacks took snaps for the 1-15 Rich Kotite 1996 squad. The likes of Neil O’Donnell, Glen Foley and Frank Reich took turns during that miserable campaign. (Let’s also not forget Bubby Brister’s 1995 appearance.)
It, of course, did not end there. The Bill Parcells era brought the likes of O’Donnell and Foley to the party but Vinny Testaverde and Ray Lucas as well.
No matter the quarterback, however, Chrebet remained a steady and tough hand for the New York Jets organization—an element he sees in many of the young players on the roster today.
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