3. Mike White, QB, NY Jets
One player who benefitted from Wilson's continued absence was quarterback Mike White. White entered Wednesday's practice as the de facto QB1, but the Jets decided to split reps giving James Morgan snaps with the first-team offense on Thursday.
The two alternated reps with the starters, but White clearly stood out as the better player.
Morgan had his fair share of struggles including a poorly-timed out route that left his hands late and flew right into the waiting arms of rookie cornerback Brandin Echols. Echols would return the ball for a would-be pick-six.
White, on the other hand, impressed when given the chance.
While the Jets didn't stretch the field much, White did find Jamison Crowder for a 20-yard gain on a play-action pass during 11-on-11 drills.
His play was impressive enough to leave some believing that he could be a competent backup for the Jets this season, despite his lack of NFL experience.
While the Jets would still be better off bringing in a veteran backup, White is making his case to earn some additional looks.
After a strong showing last summer, White seems to be picking up right where he left off.