New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh received’t have a greater concept about his quarterbacking state of affairs till later this week, so let the quarterback controversy proceed.
For pretty much as good as Mike White was on Halloween in an upset victory over the Cincinnati Bengals — changing into the primary Jets quarterback in 21 years to throw for over 400 yards in a sport — he was simply as putrid throughout Sunday’s Week 10 loss to the Buffalo Payments. White threw 4 interceptions within the Jets’ 45-17 loss to an offended Buffalo staff that had been embarrassed in a 9-6 loss to the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars only a week earlier than.
However Saleh wasn’t ready to write off White simply yet.
“I still have got a lot of confidence in Mike,” Saleh stated (h/t New York Post). “Again, [the New York market] fascinates me in the sense that he was anointed the next coming after one game, and now everyone wants to throw him away. He deserves better than that.”
White has began every of the Jets’ final three video games after rookie quarterback Zach Wilson went down with a sprained MCL throughout a Week 7 drubbing by the hands of the New England Patriots. It was the most recent downturn of an unimpressive first NFL season because the No. 2 decide has accomplished simply 57.5% of his passes for 1,168 yards with 4 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.
White’s numbers, in some features, have been higher than Wilson’s. His completion share is 9 factors larger whereas throwing for simply 215 fewer yards than Wilson regardless of showing in three fewer video games and having that stinker towards Buffalo.
“Did he play his best? No. Is he capable of playing better? Absolutely,” Saleh stated of White. “[Buffalo’s] defense, give them a lot of credit. They’ve made a lot of people look really bad. And they’re pretty frickin good. They’ve been together for four years. They’re so precise in how they operate. So, credit to them. But I haven’t lost faith in Mike at all.”
Perhaps that’s why Saleh isn’t ready to write White off simply yet even with Wilson probably returning to 100% well being by this Sunday’s Week 11 conflict with the Miami Dolphins.
“That’s a fair question,” Saleh stated of who will probably be beneath heart. “But I promise you I’ve been digesting so much stuff this morning that I haven’t even gotten to the quarterback part of it yet. So, I’ll have a much better idea come Wednesday.”
Granted, all of it may simply come down to the place Wilson is health-wise.
“I’ll get a better feel… as we work into Wednesday, just to see where he is mentally and physically,” Saleh stated. “I haven’t gotten a chance to get through the injury update quite yet, the full injury update with regards to Zach. I’ll have a much better idea come Wednesday.”