Jets' Robert Saleh doesn't rule out Mike White as long-term starter: 'Anything is possible'

Saleh told reporters following Sunday’s 34-31 upset over the Cincinnati Bengals that White will be the starter in Week 8, with Wilson likely still recovering from his knee injury. When asked if White could potentially be the long-term starter for the team, Saleh seemed open to it.

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We’ll go day-to-day but anything is possible,” hy het gesê. “It goes back to that whole theory of, the difference between player A and player Z is an opportunity and reps. That’s what this league is. That’s professional sports.

Mike White of the New York Jets celebrates after catching the ball for a two point conversion against the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 31, 2021, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Mike White of the New York Jets celebrates after catching the ball for a two point conversion against the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 31, 2021, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

He’s got the world in front of him, he’s just got to take advantage of it.

White completed 37 van 45 slaag vir 405 yards and three touchdowns and became the first Jets quarterback to throw for 400-plus yards in his first start. According to the team webwerf, no Jets passer had thrown for 392 passing yards in a game since Vinny Testaverde in the 2000 regular-season finale at Baltimore.

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Mike is fantastic,” Saleh continued. “He’s poised, he’s shown it all throughout camp, all throughout OTAs, that he deserves to be one of those guys and obviously he showed it today.

Mike White of the New York Jets during the first half in his first career start against the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 31, 2021, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Mike White of the New York Jets during the first half in his first career start against the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 31, 2021, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ((Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images))

Wilson will be out at least one more game as he recovers from a right sprained knee but White’s performance has certainly created a bit of a problem for the former No. 2 draft pick.

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson throws under pressure from New England Patriots' Joejuan Williams Sunday, Sept.. 19, 2021, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson throws under pressure from New England PatriotsJoejuan Williams Sunday, Sept.. 19, 2021, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Wilson has a 57.5 completion percentage and has only completed as many as 21 passes in a game. He’s recorded nine interceptions and 19 sacks but the pressure will be on White to perform again in Thursday night’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.

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