(Florham Park) Mike White will be the starting quarterback for the Jets on Sunday against the Chicago Bears, the New York club announced Wednesday.
White therefore takes the place of Zach Wilson, who did not meet expectations.
Coach Robert Saleh made the decision after talking to his assistants.
“Zach’s career isn’t over,” Saleh said, adding he plans to start fresh with the second-year quarterback. We are not putting a nail in his coffin. »
White’s backup will be veteran Joe Flacco.
Wilson had just 77 passing yards against the Patriots on Sunday, making several passes that were wide off target. New England won 10-3.
Second overall pick last year, Wilson also raised eyebrows at the press conference. When asked if he felt the offense let down the defence, he snapped, “No. No. »
The Jets are 6-4.
The Bears are 3-8, coming off four straight losses.