The New York Jets are looking for a franchise quarterback to take their team to the next level. In fact, it might be the worst-kept secret in the NFL so far this offseason.
Connected with the likes of Derek Carr, Aaron Rodgers, Lamar Jackson, and Ryan Tannehill (so far), it’s clear that the Jets are looking to move on from draft bust Zach Wilson.
Still, the fact remains that all of those aforementioned veteran QBs remain hypothetical solutions as none of them are actually a member of the Jets. There is one QB, however, that the team looks certain to bring in next season: Mike White.
Now, while White is already on the Jets’ roster, he’s set to become an unrestricted agent on March 15, meaning he can sign with any team that offers him a contract. Jets head coach Robert Saleh, however, not only indicated that he wants White back, but that he *should* be back.
“He should be on this roster,” Saleh said of White.
Wilson is still under contract for two more years with guaranteed salaries, so it’s no surprise the Jets expect to hang onto him, but White is set to become an unrestricted free agent on March 15. He’ll likely shop himself to the highest bidder, but Saleh seems to think there’s a good chance that the Jets can make White the best offer he’ll get. [via ProFootballTalk]
All of these conversations about quarterbacks other than Zach Wilson are just the latest pieces of evidence that prove the Jets have all but moved on from the former BYU product, who not only underperformed on the field last season but also displayed some petulance that rubbed his teammates the wrong way and contributed to his benching.
During the 2022 season, White started in four games for the Jets and compiled a 1-3 record. Still, the Jets’ offense was in such shambles that his 58% completion rate, 1,192 yards, three touchdowns, and four interceptions.
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