On Sunday, the NY Jets welcomed the Chicago Bears to MetLife Stadium in what the Jets hoped would be a "get back on track" game. It would prove to be exactly that as Mike White would help lead the Jets to a dominant 31-30 win over the Bears.
Last week, the Jets lost to the New England Patriots by a final score of 10-3. That game was about as ugly as it gets, as Zach Wilson would go on to throw for only 77 yards while completing only nine passes out of his 22 attempts.
What made matters worse was the lack of accountability that Wilson showed after the game in a press conference. Wilson would go on to say how he didn't feel that he let his defense down, and failed to take responsibility for the Jets' abysmal loss. Enter: Mike White.
Mike White helped lead the NY Jets to victory in Week 12
On his first drive of the game, White would complete 6-of-7 passes for 69 yards, capping it off with an eight-yard touchdown pass to Garrett Wilson to put the Jets on the board, 7-0.
In the second quarter, White would find Garrett Wilson again for a 54-yard touchdown reception, Wilson's second touchdown of the game. This would give the Jets a 14-10 lead and they wouldn't look back as they led from this point on until the conclusion of the game.
In the third quarter, White would find Elijah Moore for a 22-yard touchdown catch. This was Moore's first touchdown of the year, and he would go on to have a great game, finishing with two receptions for 64 yards and one touchdown. Wilson would also finish with great numbers, five receptions for 95 yards, and two touchdowns.
The final touchdown of the game would come when Mike White handed the ball off to Ty Johnson for a 32-yard rushing score. This was a dominant win for Gang Green, and Mike White gave the offense the spark that they desperately needed.
White finished the day completing 22 out of his 28 passes for 315 yards and three touchdown passes. Seeing White's numbers in his first game back, it would be hard to make a case for him to not start again next week.
Although no announcement has been made yet, one would have to think that White will be under center yet again as the Jets face what could be their toughest challenge yet, the Minnesota Vikings, in Week 13.