New York Jets

New York Jets

New York Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 27: Mike White #5 of the New York Jets throws a pass in the first half of a game against the Chicago Bears at MetLife Stadium on November 27, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Mike White has been cleared for take-off and will start the remainder of the year as the Jets starting quarterback as Gang Green tries to sneak into the playoffs.

The Jets have a window of opportunity. Thanks to losses by the Patriots, Dolphins and Raiders, Gang Green just needs to win its last two games (at Seattle and at Miami) and get a loss by the Patriots in either week, and they are in the postseason tournament.

The announcement that White will start comes off the heels of the Jets disastrous 19-3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars where Zach Wilson threw for only 92 yards and a QBR rating of 41. A report by Jay Glazer came out on Christmas Eve that the Jets are considering moving on from Zach Wilson in 2023.

Robert Saleh still tried to deflect when it came to Wilson.

“The plan for Zach hasn’t changed,” Saleh said. “I still think he has a future here. I still think he’s going to be a really good quarterback. He needs time to just kind of sit back and continue the development that we were trying re-kick start, if you will, after the [Nov. 20] New England game. We still have him in our future and in our plans.”

Whether Wilson does indeed have a future in New York remains to be seen. Part of it could depend on how White plays the final two weeks.

When White has started, he has jump-started the Jets offense. In three games under center the Jets averaged just over 21 points per game under Mike White. The only games they lost to Buffalo and Minnesota were one score games. The Jets had a great shot to beat Minnesota were it not for a dropped touchdown by Braxton Berrios.

If White plays well there is a good chance he will be in the conversation as the long term answer at quarterback in 2023.

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