- The New York Jets (1-5) announced that backup QB Mike White would start on Sunday against the red hot Cincinnati Bengals (5-1)
- Mike White will start at quarterback in place of injured starter Zach Wilson and the NFL world was quick to react with jokes about how rough Mike White’s Sunday is going to be
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The New York Jets (1-5) announced backup quarterback would start against the Cincinnati Bengals (5-1) on Sunday in place of injured QB Zach Wilson. Mike White (who is actually a real person) played college football for USF and Western Kentucky before being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 5th round (171st overall pick) of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Mike White has only played one game for the New York Jets thus far and that came last week when Zach Wilson got injured. White went 20-for-32 and threw 1 TD and 2 interceptions.
Now he’ll come into Week 8 of the NFL season as the starter against the lightning-hot Cincinnati Bengals and it seemed like every NFL fan on Twitter had jokes about it. The Jets did bring ELITE veteran Joe Flacco back with a trade but he’s not ready to start so it’s Mike White’s time to shine.
The NY Jets have had only ONE winning season in the past 11 years. They haven’t won their division since 2002 or even made the playoffs since 2010. So the jokes kind of write themselves here as it will be a tough situation for Mike White to walk into.
NFL Fans React To Mike White Starting For New York Jets
Jets’ HC Robert Saleh announced that QB Mike White will start Sunday against the Bengals.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 27, 2021
The fans at MetLife on Sunday… pic.twitter.com/SDZdnm1Mxv
— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) October 27, 2021
My boy White Mike finally made it off the streets of Baltimore pic.twitter.com/sJx8OR3bfk
— Ecbert of Wessex (@jpmon3y3) October 27, 2021
Bengals Defence in fantasy pic.twitter.com/oc6uyll1qR
— Karan (@KaranT0078) October 27, 2021
Who knew that the Sanchez butt fumble was going to be a highlight of Jets QBs compared to what followed.
— Kyle Sitton (@kmfs1) October 27, 2021
Is the Jets, so the expectations can't be really high.
— Pablo Soto (@RefrigeradorNFL) October 27, 2021
borat voice mike white
— CK (@cranekicker) October 27, 2021
— Michael Schottey (@Schottey) October 27, 2021
Who?? Isn't Cam Newton available?
— Radtlo (@tdarlawlyda) October 27, 2021
The Jets are going to get absolutely demolished… The only reason they haven’t played worse is because Wilson can move away from pressure… Mike White will be under constant pressure…
— Uncle Buddy (@BudMurraySports) October 27, 2021
— Pepe Silvia (@davenowak7) October 27, 2021
Hit that waiver wire, my dudes:
Bengals defense about to get me 100 points in fantasy
— Bryce🎗 (@Bryce_The_Dice) October 27, 2021
best of luck mike, I expect bengals d to outperform jamarr chase this week
— dean (@hingehuman) October 27, 2021
— Trash Davis (@ChipSandcastle) October 27, 2021
With regards to Joe Flacco, I’ve read that he won’t be able to join the New York Jets until this Friday so starting him on less than two days with the team would be asinine.
The silver lining here, at least from my perspective, is that every New York Jets fan I know and have ever met doesn’t expect success from this team, at least not by Week 8. So there’s really only upside here. If Mike White balls out then Jets fans will be elated. If he gets demolished and the Jets lose to the 5-1 Bengals then nobody will be shocked.
I wish him nothing but the best of luck on Sunday.