New Jets Quarterback Impresses in Win Over Bears

The New York Jets may have found their passer of the future. Quarterback Mike White led the Jets to a dominant 31-10 win over the Chicago Bears Sunday afternoon, netting an excellent 308 passing yards on only 29 dropbacks for an excellent 149.3 passer rating in his debut performance of the 2022 regular season. It was the most passing yards and the best passer rating in a game of any Jets quarterback this season.

White was starting in place of the 2021 NFL Draft's second-overall pick Zach Wilson, who was benched earlier this week. Wilson had averaged 182.7 passing yards per game at a middling 5.63 net yards per attempt in seven starts this season.

The Jets surprisingly tabbed White to start this week over veteran backup Joe Flacco. Flacco started the first three games of the season after Wilson injured his knee in the preseason. Flacco was competent if unexceptional, throwing for 300.3 yards per game and winning one of his three starts.

The Jets' faith in White clearly paid off. This was his second 300+ yard passing effort in only four career starts. If he can complement the Jets' stingy defense with a mistake-free, high-volume passing attack, there's no telling what the Jets can accomplish this season.
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