New York Jets quarterback Mike White left the team’s game against the Buffalo Bills have taking a very hard hit.
The New York Jets offense had been much more productive with Mike White as the starting quarterback than with Zach Wilson. White had a tough challenge, as he took on the Buffalo Bills, who have a stout defense even without pass rusher Von Miller.
Early in the game, White took a hard hit to the torso from Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver, which forced him to leave the game briefly. He would later return to the game.
But in the third quarter, White left off a pass in the pocket, but took a vicious hit from Bills linebacker Matt Milano. White was writhing in pain on the football field, where he was eventually replaced by veteran Joe Flacco.
Jets QB Mike White leaves game after taking vicious hit from Bills LB Matt Milano
After departing the game to be checked out by the team’s medical staff, White was deemed questionable to return due to an injury to his ribs. Yet, White emerged from the locker room wearing his helmet, and he returned to the football field in the fourth quarter.
It was not an easy day for the starter on Sunday, as his offensive line didn’t exactly offer him much protection in the pocket. According to SNY’s Connor Hughes, the Jets offensive line surrendered 16 pressures, six hits, and three sacks up to the point in which White exited the game.
The #Bills defense today
– 16 (!!) pressures
– 6 QB hits
– 3 sacks
You’re not going to do much on offense when your offensive line is protecting like that.
Big reason #Jets QB Mike White is in the locker room.
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) December 11, 2022
You’ve got to admire White’s toughness. He took two huge hits from Oliver and Milano, but he returned to the game immediately after each one.