Jets QB Mike White named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

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Jets QB Mike White has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week following the first start of his NFL career.

The long-time reserve led New York to a thrilling, 34-31, win over the Bengals in Week 8. White seized his opportunity under center, going 37-45 for 405 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in a historic performance. White, who had a 107.9 QB rating, became just the second quarterback ever to throw for 400 yards in his first start.

He even caught a two-point pass in the win.

White will look to build on his miraculous first start on Thursday. He will remain the starter for Gang Green’s Week 9 showdown with the Colts, as Zach Wilson remains out with a sprained PCL. If White plays well again, the Jets could have themselves a quarterback conundrum moving forward.

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Comparing Mike White's first start to what we've seen from Zach Wilson