On Saturday, several Jets players sported White on their T-shirts as they prepared to travel to Minnesota, where they will face the Vikings on Sunday.
wait for it... pic.twitter.com/YBki8Onpoi— New York Jets (@nyjets) December 3, 2022
The Jets named White the starter last week after benching quarterback Zach Wilson following a Week 11 loss to the New England Patriots. White made an immediate impact in his first start, torching the Chicago Bears for 315 yards passing and three touchdowns en route to a 31-10 victory. His performance earned him chants from the crowd and praise from his teammates.
Despite the support for White, head coach Robert Saleh hopes to again play Wilson.
"The full intent is to get Zach ready to play football again," Saleh said on Monday. "I'll make that decision when I'm ready. While we're going through this process, it's Mike White's opportunity to take advantage of every last play he gets."