FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York fans sang. Mike WhiteName during Sunday’s season-opening loss to the Ravens, but the Jets aren’t considering a quarterback change for Week 2.
Jets coach Robert Saleh said Monday that Flacco could start the game, but cast some doubt on all positions being evaluated. One source said the Jets weren’t serious about benching White, who became a fan favorite last season with a 405-yard passing performance in an upset of the Cincinnati Bengals.
Flacco, 37, struggled against the Ravens as the Jets didn’t score until the final minutes of the game. According to Next Gen Stats, he was sacked three times, hit 11 times and forced 19 times.
Flacco completed 37 of 59 passes for 307 yards with one touchdown and one interception. In fairness, the run-pass balance was off the charts, as the Jets had 62 passing plays out of 79 total plays. The former Super Bowl MVP played behind a transformed offensive line. George Fant Left tackle and starting running back Max Mitchell Starting with the right touch. Those changes were made last week because of a shoulder injury at left tackle. Duane BrownThe one placed on injured reserve.
Wilson, who underwent knee surgery on Aug. 16 for arthritis, is expected to miss at least two more games. He is still not practicing but will do some light individual exercises this week.