The NY Jets have confirmed that Mike White has signed his RFA tender offer. This confirms that White will be back with the team this season, joining Zach Wilson and Joe Flacco in the QB room.
White (6-4, 218) started three games in 2021 and completed 68% of his passes for 751 yards, 4 TDs and 6 INT. His first NFL start came in Week 7 in a win over the Bengals when he threw for 405 yards and 3 TDs while completing 82.2% of his passes (37 of 45), earning him AFC Offensive Player of the Week. He was the second quarterback in NFL history with at least 400 passing yards in his first start joining Cam Newton in 2011.
“We’ve been blessed to be around some of the great players in this league and Mike is fantastic,” said Jets head coach Robert Saleh of White after the Bengals victory. “He’s poised. He was throwing it all throughout camp and throughout OTA’s that he deserves to be one of those guys.”
He was originally a Cowboys fifth-round pick in 2018 out of Western Kentucky where he threw for 8,540 yards, 61 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He spent one season with Dallas before joining the Green & White’s practice squad in September 2019. He predominantly spent the 2020 season on the team’s practice squad and signed a reserve/future deal before making the 53-man roster in 2021.
The team also confirmed that offensive tackle Connor McDermott has re-signed.