Mike White

New York Jets
Quarterback #3
New York Jets
Quarterback #3

Mike White News

Inactive for Week 18

White (ribs) is inactive for Sunday's season finale against Miami, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: White aggravated his rib injury -- which reportedly entails five fractures -- in an ugly Week 17 performance at Seattle. Joe Flacco will start the season finale, while White can focus on his recovery as he prepares to hit unrestricted free agency this offseason (unless he re-signs with the Jets first). Zach Wilson will be the team's backup QB in the season finale against Miami.

Jan 8, 2023 8:46 AM EST

Not in line to start Sunday

Though the Jets officially list White (ribs) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, coach Robert Saleh previously noted that the QB is not in line to play in the contest.

Analysis: Per Ethan Greenberg and John Pullano of the team's official site and Rich Cimini of ESPN, Joe Flacco is in line to start the Jets' season finale, with Zach Wilson slated to serve as the team's No. 2 QB in Week 18. After practicing fully Wednesday, White was limited in practice on Thursday and now he's in line to be out this weekend after aggravating a previous rib injury last Sunday against the Seahawks.

Jan 6, 2023 3:32 PM EST

Played through five fractured ribs

White (ribs) revealed Friday that he's been playing through five fractured ribs, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: White was noticeably hampered when he tried to play through the injury in the Week 17 loss to Seattle, and he has already been ruled out for New York's season finale. The 27-year-old quarterback will be a free agent at the end of the season, and it's possible the Jets view White as a candidate for the starting job in 2023. He finishes the 2022 season with 1,192 passing yards and a 3:4 TD:INT across four starts.

Jan 6, 2023 12:24 PM EST

Ruled out for Week 18

White (ribs) has been ruled out for Sunday's road matchup against the Dolphins, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

Analysis: With White out for the regular-season finale, Joe Flacco will start for the Jets on Sunday while Zach Wilson operates as the No. 2 option, per Costello. New York's plan had been to start White in Week 18 if healthy, but the team will now have to pivot to 37-year-old veteran Flacco to close out the 2022 regular season.

Jan 6, 2023 7:21 AM EST

Limited practice Thursday

White (ribs), who was listed as a full practice participant in Wednesday's walk-through, was limited during Thursday's session, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: White's status is thus worth monitoring ahead of this weekend's game against the Dolphins, but unless the QB returns to a full practice Friday, he figures to carry an injury designation into the Jets' season finale. Earlier this week, coach Robert Saleh acknowledged that White was dealing with some rib soreness after Week 17 action, but added that the signal-caller should be ready for Sunday's contest.

Jan 5, 2023 1:36 PM EST

Remains starter

Jets head coach Robert Saleh said White will remain the team's starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Though he's still tending to a fractured rib, White will begin Week 18 prep Wednesday as a full participant and is on tap for his second straight start, despite the fact that the 7-9 Jets have been eliminated from playoff contention. After sitting out Weeks 15 and 16 due to the rib issue, White returned to the lineup for this past Sunday's 23-6 loss to the Seahawks and struggled to move the offense, completing just 23 of 46 pass attempts for 200 yards and two interceptions while also losing a fumble. Despite White's poor showing, the Jets will stick with him rather than turning the offense back over to Zach Wilson, whom Saleh confirmed will be a healthy inactive for the season finale. Joe Flacco will dress as White's backup.

Jan 4, 2023 7:59 AM EST

Rough performance in loss

White completed 23 of 46 passes for 240 yards with two interceptions and a lost fumble in Sunday's 23-6 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Making his first start since Week 14, White didn't look fully recovered from his rib injury and made a number of awkward throws that were well off the mark, although a Seattle pass rush that sacked him four times was also a factor. With the Jets now eliminated from playoff contention and White having posted a 0:4 TD:INT over his last three games, it's not clear who coach Robert Saleh will name his starting QB for a Week 18 trip to Miami.

Jan 1, 2023 5:34 PM EST

Fully healthy for Week 17 start

White (ribs) logged full practices Wednesday and Thursday, and Rich Cimini of ESPN reports that White will start against the Seahawks on Sunday.

Analysis: White had the Jets offense looking as good as it had all year in his three starts, but he missed the last two games due to a fractured rib. After receiving medical clearance Monday, White has been practicing fully, and he'll be under center as the Jets try to make a late playoff push. Joe Flacco will back White up in Seattle, as Zach Wilson has been benched for the second time this season.

Dec 30, 2022 10:09 AM EST

Gets cleared, set for Week 17 start

White (ribs) received medical clearance from doctors and is on track to reclaim starting quarterback duties for the Jets this Sunday at Seattle, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

Analysis: After he was unsuccessful in his effort to find a doctor who would allow him to play through the fracture ribs he sustained in the Jets' Dec. 11 loss to the Bills, White missed both of the Jets' last two contests while head coach Robert Saleh turned the offense back over to 2021 No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson. With Wilson failing to impress in back-to-back losses to the Lions and Jaguars, it comes as no major surprise that White will recapture the starting job as the 7-8-0 Jets look to keep their fading playoff hopes alive. Assuming White is able to open Week 17 prep Wednesday with a full practice, Saleh will likely confirm the 27-year-old's return to the starting lineup.

Dec 26, 2022 9:33 AM EST

Set to have ribs checked out Monday

White is slated to undergo scans on his injured ribs Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Per Rapoport, the hope that is White -- who is reportedly dealing with fractured ribs -- is cleared for contact ahead of the Jets' Week 17 game against the Seahawks. If so, he'd presumably be in line to start at QB for New York a week from Sunday, but if White isn't cleared by then, Zach Wilson would be a candidate to get the nod versus Seattle.

Dec 24, 2022 7:39 AM EST

Out for Thursday Night Football

Coach Robert Saleh said Tuesday that White (ribs) is ruled out for Thursday's game against the Jaguars, Zack Rosenblatt of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Saleh said he doesn't believe White's ribs injury is season-ending, per Brian Costello of the New York Post, but it will be Zach Wilson taking at least one more start for the Jets in Week 16. That makes White's next chance to start January 1 versus the Seahawks, while veteran Joe Flacco will serve as Wilson's backup Thursday.

Dec 20, 2022 8:19 AM EST

Listed as limited on practice estimate

White (ribs) was listed as limited on Monday's practice estimate, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: At this stage, White, who is dealing fractured ribs, is still being evaluated by doctors, which clouds his status in advance of Thursday night's game against the Jaguars. For now, coach Robert Saleh hasn't confirmed the team's starting QB for the contest, but on a short week, White could be hard-pressed to be cleared to face Jacksonville, and if so Zach Wilson would be in line to draw the assignment in Week 16.

Dec 19, 2022 4:44 PM EST

Still isn't cleared

Coach Robert Saleh revealed Monday that White (ribs) has yet to be cleared for contact, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports, so White's unlikely to play Thursday against the Jaguars.

Analysis: White's dealing with fractured ribs, so while he feels good enough to play, the medical staff has to wait for the risk of further injury to subside before clearing him. Barring a sudden turnaround, Zach Wilson will be tasked with starting a second consecutive game for the 7-7 Jets, whose playoff hopes hang in the balance.

Dec 19, 2022 10:40 AM EST

To be reevaluated Monday

White (ribs) will be reevaluated Monday, but coach Robert Saleh acknowledged that it will be a "challenge" to get the quarterback cleared in time to play Thursday against the Jaguars, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: White insisted throughout the week that he's ready to play Sunday against Detroit, but he failed to gain clearance from team doctors and will thus be inactive while Zach Wilson gets the start. With a short week after that, White may end up sitting out in Week 16 as well due to the rib injury he suffered in the Week 14 loss to Buffalo.

Dec 16, 2022 10:15 AM EST

Won't play Sunday

White (ribs) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions, Zack Rosenblatt of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The 27-year-old was limited at practice Wednesday and Thursday and planned to play through the rib injury this weekend, but he won't be cleared for contact in time for Sunday, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. Zach Wilson will retake the reigns under center for the Jets with White sidelined. New York has a quick turnaround Week 16 with a matchup against Jacksonville on Thursday, and Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports White should have a chance to play in that contest.

Dec 16, 2022 7:43 AM EST

Still limited, but in line to start

White (rib) was a limited practice participant Thursday.

Analysis: Though the sore rib White sustained in last Sunday's 20-12 loss to the Bills resulted in his practice reps being managed for the second day in a row, the quarterback said after Thursday's session that he has no doubt he'll be available to make his fourth consecutive start this weekend against the Lions, per Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. Before a determination is made on whether White will carry an injury designation into Sunday, the Jets will see if the signal-caller can increase his practice activity Friday.

Dec 15, 2022 1:39 PM EST

Set for limited practice

Head coach Robert Saleh said White (ribs) will be a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, but the Jets are still preparing as though the quarterback will start Sunday's game against the Lions, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: Though White exited on two occasions in this past Sunday's 20-12 loss to the Bills due to the rib issue, he proceeded to miss only six snaps on offense and finished the day with 27 completions for 268 yards on 44 pass attempts. White was briefly checked out in a Buffalo-area hospital following the game, though no serious damage was detected. The fact that he'll be on the practice field in any capacity to begin Week 15 prep is a good sign that he'll be good to go this Sunday, but if White doesn't progress from the injury as anticipated and isn't available to start, the Jets would likely turn the offense back over to Zach Wilson. Saleh confirmed that Wilson will leapfrog Joe Flacco on the depth chart this week to serve as White's top backup.

Dec 14, 2022 7:56 AM EST

Deemed day-to-day

Coach Robert Saleh said Monday that White (ribs) is day-to-day, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: White went to the hospital as a precaution after Sunday's 20-12 loss to the Bills, but he flew back with the team. The starting quarterback's practice participation will be worth mointoring throughout the week, but White is tentatively on track to suit up Sunday against the Lions.

Dec 12, 2022 10:26 AM EST

Joins teammates for trip home

White traveled back to New York on the team plane after injuring his ribs during Sunday's 20-12 loss in Buffalo, Kimberley A. Martin of ESPN reports.

Analysis: White twice handed the offense over to Joe Flacco while being evaluated for a rib issue, but he was able to return both times and finish out the contest, completing 27 of 44 passes for 268 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions. Afterward, Jets medical personnel sent White to a Buffalo-area hospital to be examined further, but those tests appear to have checked out OK as well. In any case, White's status will be one to watch as the week goes on to get a sense of his potential to keep playing through the pain next Sunday against the Lions.

Dec 11, 2022 3:34 PM EST

Sent to hospital after loss

White (ribs) completed 27 of 44 passes for 268 yards in Sunday's 20-12 loss to the Bills. After the game, the team sent him to the hospital as a precaution, Ethan Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.

Analysis: White exited for two plays in the second quarter after taking an unpenalized big hit from Tre'Davious White as he threw a 24-yard pass to Elijah Moore, then went to the locker room again in the third after Matt Milano drove him into the ground on another play that didn't draw a flag. Clearly in pain, White returned again as the Jets tried to stage a comeback after being shut out in the first half. It's a good sign that White was able to finish the game, and coach Robert Saleh said after the game that White's ribs checked out fine before he came back in and confirmed that White will be the starter in Week 15 against the Lions if healthy enough to play, per Connor Hughes of The Athletic and Rich Cimini of ESPN.com, respectively.

Dec 11, 2022 1:35 PM EST

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