Following the New York Jets’ loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday, head coach Robert Saleh told the media that he would not commit to a week 12 starting quarterback at the time. And now we know why.
This morning, it was announced that the New York Jets will be turning to Mike White as their starting QB for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.
The team was informed of the decision during their meeting this morning. It will be White’s first start of the season.
Wilson is coming off a terrible performance against the Patriots, during which he completed just nine passes for 77 yards in a 10-3 loss. He didn’t help his cause after the game either, when he told the media that he didn’t feel as though he let his defense down with his performance.
Several reports have since stated that Wilson’s teammates didn’t take too kindly to his attitude following the loss.
Wilson has completed just 55.6% of his passes, with four touchdowns and five interceptions in seven starts. Despite those awful numbers, the Jets have still gone 5-2 with the 2021 second-overall pick under center this season. Both of Wilson’s losses have come against the Patriots.
Rather than go with Joe Flacco, who started the Jets’ first three games of the season when Wilson was injured (going 1-2 in the process), Saleh has chosen to give Mike White a shot instead.
The 2018 fifth-round pick started three games last year for the Jets, going 1-2 with five touchdowns, eight interceptions, and a 66.7 completion percentage.
It will now be up to him to keep the Jets’ playoff hopes alive. They currently sit one spot out of a wild card with a 6-4 record, losing out on their tiebreaker to the Bengals and Patriots—both of whom own identical 6-4 records.