Mike White’s storybook run because the New York Jets’ quarterback was interrupted Thursday night time with a first-quarter damage to his proper forearm, however the workforce expects him to be recovered by subsequent week, establishing a giant quarterback choice for coach Robert Saleh.
The Jets, dominated by the Indianapolis Colts in a 45-30 loss at Lucas Oil Stadium, additionally suffered a crushing damage on protection. The workforce fears that security Marcus Maye, considered one of their high gamers, tore an Achilles tendon — a season-ending damage.
“I’m sick for him,” Saleh mentioned. “It’s not looking good.”
Maye tweeted after the sport, asking for effectively needs and for his teammates to “Hold it down!”
Leaning on my religion. Y’all simply pray for me and want the perfect for me! I like my teammates greater than y’all know! Hold it down! I’ll be alright, God bought me!
— Marcus Maye (@alldayMAYE) November 5, 2021
It was nonetheless a aggressive recreation on White’s last play, a 19-yard landing cross to Elijah Moore that made it 7-7. When White bought again to the sideline, his forearm stiffened, and he could not grip the ball. White mentioned he is undecided when the damage occurred, however he felt it after the scoring throw.
The feeling in his arm began to return within the fourth quarter, however the recreation was all however determined by then. Third-stringer Josh Johnson carried out effectively in aid, throwing three landing passes.
“We feel good about him getting healthy over the weekend and being ready for next week,” Saleh mentioned of White, who made his second begin for the injured Zach Wilson (sprained knee). Wilson, too, needs to be prepared for apply, sparking a possible quarterback controversy.
Saleh refused to tip his hand. “We’ll see,” he mentioned. “It’s day to day.”
White, the previous practice-squad participant who excited the Jets and their fan base final week with a 405-yard passing day in his beginning debut, did not do something to lose the job. In his abbreviated outing, he accomplished seven of 11 passes for 95 yards and a landing. On his second possession, he hit 4 passes to guide a 75-yard landing drive. And then he bought damage.
“It got progressively better throughout the game,” White mentioned. “It feels better now, but during the course of the game, I couldn’t get enough effectiveness with gripping and power to help the team.”
Saleh has been non-committal on his quarterback plans, sparking intense hypothesis. Wilson, drafted second total, is the franchise’s future, however he was struggling on the time of his damage. White, in the meantime, set a file for many completions (37) by a quarterback in his first begin.
“It’s not the end of the road by any means,” he mentioned. “It’s not some season-ending injury. I’ll be able to play when my number is called again.”
White, already a fan favourite, mentioned it was “frustrating” as a result of the offense bought off to begin. The offense continued to click on even after he left, producing 486 whole yards. It was the protection that melted down, permitting the Colts to attain on eight of 11 possessions.