Mike White starts for the Jets this week. So, when Zach Wilson is ready to return from his knee injury, the Jets will decide the future of the position.
That’s what coach Robert Saleh said earlier this week, and that’s what General Manager Joe Douglas repeated on Tuesday.
“I’m locked in with the coach,” Douglas said via Al Iannazzone News day.
After White threw in 405 yards and three touchdowns in the win over the Bengals, Saleh did not rule out White remaining the starter when Wilson is healthy. White starts Thursday night against the Colts.
The question is: Who will start the Jets in Week 10 against the Bills?
“I want to piggyback on everything the coach said and we will cross that bridge when we get to it,” Douglas said. “Our only focus is the Indianapolis Colts.”
If White delivers another performance like Sunday’s, the Jets will have a hard time putting him back on the bench. In fact, they would probably lose the locker room if that happened.
Wilson, the No. 2 overall, has four touchdowns and nine interceptions in six games.
However, the Jets still believe in Wilson’s long-term future.
“I feel like he was on his way to really picking up speed in that New England game before the injury,” Douglas said. “He’s a tough young man. He has great work ethic. I think you will keep watching him just shoot up. His arrow is pointing straight up. He will keep getting better every day when he comes back on the path. “