Head coach Robert Saleh spoke to the media on Wednesday and revealed that White would be the starter against the Bills while rookie QB Zach Wilson continued to recover from his knee injury.
Wilson will be inactive while the Jets' backup quarterback will be Joe Flacco, not Josh Johnson as most would have expected.
Johnson is coming off a career performance in Week 9 that saw him throw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns in relief of an injured White.
However, Johnson remains on the practice squad and the Jets have already used their two elevations for him this season. If they wanted him to be active in Week 10, they would need to sign him to the active roster.
The NY Jets will have Mike White and Joe Flacco at quarterback this week
White has been the Jets' starting quarterback since taking over for Wilson after the rookie was injured in Week 7. And in Wilson's absence, White has taken the NFL world by storm.
He's played just around seven quarters of football, but during that time, he's given the Jets some of the best quarterback play they've seen in years.
The Jets are taking their quarterback situation one week at a time. It's very much a fluid situation.
That said, Saleh's words hinted at the Jets starting the quarterback they believe will give them the best chance to win. Reading between the lines, that sure sounds like White will remain the starter as long as he continues to play well.
The Jets realistically have four quarterbacks on their roster that they want to play. If Saleh is to be believed, this is a true mid-season quarterback competition that will come down to which player performs the best.
If that player is Mike White, so be it. If it's Zach Wilson, that's perfectly fine too.
The Jets have a legitimate quarterback controversy, but that's far from a bad thing.