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Mike White Dazzles in NFL Debut

Mike White Dazzles in NFL Debut

11/03/2021
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New York Jets quarterback Mike White led his team to an improbable comeback win during the team’s Week 8 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Oct. 31. Filling in for injured rookie Zach Wilson, White had a career day in his first NFL start.

He completed 37 of 45 pass attempts (82.2%) for a total of 405 yards and three touchdowns. White’s 37 completions are the most by a quarterback in his first start. He also joined Cam Newton (422 yards on Sept. 11, 2011) as the only quarterbacks since 1950 to pass for at least 400 yards in their initial starts.

To highlight this moment, the Pro Football Hall of Fame received the game ball and White’s jersey from the Jets’ 34-31 victory. Both items are now on display in the Pro Football Today Gallery.

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