The Jets lost to the Buffalo Bills in Week 14. Head coach Robert Saleh is not contemplating a quarterback change, however. Saleh has already named Mike White his Week 15 starter against the Detroit Lions.
Robert Saleh announced Mike White will start against #Lions. #Jets then have #Jaguars Thursday night.— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) December 11, 2022
Considering how unlikely a QB change is on a short week, it's looking more & more like White will be the QB the rest of this season.
Victory over surging Lions solidifies it
Given the compressed schedule and the upcoming home game against the 6-7 Lions, this felt like the most logical point for a change back to Zach Wilson if it was going to happen. Part of that equation required Mike White playing himself out of the starting quarterback job. Despite the Jets only scoring 10 points on offense against the Bills, I don’t think White was bad enough to merit another change.
In fact, White twice returning from injuries sustained on big hits seemed to solidify respect for him in the locker room.
"He didn't have to say anything. We got the message just seeing him in the huddle. He's a dawg, that's all I can say."— Jets Videos (@snyjets) December 11, 2022
- Duane Brown on Mike White's return to the game pic.twitter.com/xNWwg700UD
Of course White’s health will have something do to with his lineup status. After finishing the game, the quarterback had to go to the hospital for tests related to the injuries he suffered in Buffalo.
Mike White is leaving in an ambulance. Sent to hospital. Precautionary, per Saleh. #Jets— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) December 11, 2022
Who should start at quarterback for the Jets against the Lions if everybody is healthy?
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I haven’t watched the NFL in a decade so I want Joe Flacco to start