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

萨利赫在周日结束后告诉记者 34-31 upset over the 辛辛那提孟加拉虎 that White will be the starter in Week 8, 威尔逊可能仍在从膝伤中恢复. 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,” 他说. “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, 位于东卢瑟福, 新泽西州.

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, 位于东卢瑟福, 新泽西州. (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 的 45 通过 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 网站, 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, 位于东卢瑟福, 新泽西州.

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, 位于东卢瑟福, 新泽西州. ((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 选秀权.

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson throws under pressure from New England Patriots' Joejuan Williams Sunday, 九月. 19, 2021, 位于东卢瑟福, 新泽西州.

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson throws under pressure from New England PatriotsJoejuan Williams Sunday, 九月. 19, 2021, 位于东卢瑟福, 新泽西州. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

威尔逊有一个 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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