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Zach Wilson getting benched, Mike White to start for Week 12 vs. Bears

Zach Wilson is getting benched ahead of the Jets’ Week 12 game.

Wednesday Update: It didn’t take long for an update to come out, and Mike White has been named the starting quarterback for Sunday against the Bears. White has played in four games this season and has completed 66.7% of his passes for 953 yards and five touchdowns with eight interceptions.


Wednesday AM Update: Jets head coach Robert Saleh announced to the team on Wednesday morning that quarterback Zach Wilson will not be starting Sunday against the Bears. This update didn’t include who would start between veteran Joe Flacco and the younger Mike White so keep an eye out for another update coming soon with that information.


The New York Jets are 6-4 and are just one game back from being tied for first place in the AFC East. The fact that they are also technically in last place isn’t all that concerning at this point, but what is concerning is the play of Zach Wilson at quarterback.

Last Week Wilson was able to lead the Jets offense to a total of two yards in the second half against the Patriots. They lost the game despite their defense playing great, as they hold the Patriots offense to just three points. Calls to bench Wilson appear to now be coming from inside the building, as head coach Robert Saleh won’t commit to starting Wilson against the Chicago Bears in week 12.

There would be two options to replace him, if he is replaced, Joe Flacco and Mike White. Flacco started the season as the starting quarterback due to a Wilson injury and put up 901 yards for 5 touchdowns and 3 interceptions in three games. It wasn’t great by any means, but Wilson has now thrown for 1,379 yards for 4 touchdowns and 5 interceptions and has a lower completion percentage than Flacco through seven games.