The New York Jets benched second total choose Zach Wilson in favor of Mike White heading into this week’s match in opposition to the Chicago Bears. The result’s an official quarterback controversy at One Jets Drive after White places collectively an impressive efficiency for a 31-10 victory at MetLife Stadium.
White was environment friendly, level-headed and assured on each throw, tallying for 315 yards and passing three touchdowns on 22-of-28 capturing to utterly flip round an offense that struggled laborious in New England final week.
The primary half was the place White did probably the most of his injury, as he tallied for 235 yards and two touchdowns as driving rain flooded the MetLife turf.
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Garrett Wilson, the tenth total choose on this yr’s NFL Draft, scored the primary two touchdowns for White after making a large gaping go eight yards on the opening drive adopted by a 54-yard mud sweep by the Bears protection to make it 14 -10
“He made it look simple,” head coach Robert Saleh stated after the sport through NFL Community.
Wilson was the Jets’ main receiver with 95 yards on 5 catches (eight targets), whereas Elijah Moore, who had a rollercoaster yr with the Jets, together with a commerce request, scored his first landing of the season with a 22-yard hit by White within the second half. In 5 video games that White performed with Moore, the Ole Miss second-round choose scored in 4 of them.
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On the opposite finish, the quarterback scenario was completely different as Justin Fields, who has been cooking for the previous few weeks regardless of Chicago nonetheless dropping, was out with a shoulder harm. That left Trevor Siemian to begin, although it was virtually Nathan Peterman when experiences surfaced that Siemian damage his indirect throughout pre-game warmups.
Siemian would strap on his helmet and head into the Bears’ first drive that led to a discipline aim, as he pushed the ball down the sector. Then, he discovered Byron Pringle on a four-yard go for his first (and solely) landing go of the sport to present the Bears a 10-7 lead.
However the Jets’ protection did not permit the rest to go to the Bears’ aspect of the board. They put strain on Siemian, having him throw an interception within the second half and sacking him twice. He went 14 of 25 for 179 yards.
Within the dashing recreation, it was a shock to see rookie Jet Zonovan Knight prepared the ground with 69 yards on 14 carries in his first style of NFL motion. He additionally had three receptions for 34 yards.
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Ty Johnson additionally had 62 yards on 5 carries for New York, with Michael Carter having 21 yards on six carries with two catches for 15 yards as properly.
For the Bears, David Montgomery was the workhorse with Khalil Herbert nonetheless within the IR. He had 79 yards on 14 carries.
With the win, the Jets enhance to 7-4 and White will certainly be within the dialog to begin subsequent week in opposition to the Minnesota Vikings on the street because the playoffs are nonetheless in New York’s sights.
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The Bears as an alternative go all the way down to 3-9 and subsequent Sunday at Soldier Discipline they are going to face the Inexperienced Bay Packers.