Is Mike White actually an excellent quarterback?
Going 22 of 28 for 315 yards and three touchdowns and main the NFL in Week 12 with a 149.three passer score is nearly nearly as good. However what number of quarterbacks would do one thing comparable in opposition to a foul Chicago Bears protection?
“It is not his first sport that he is performed. He is been on this league for some time now. He is bought begins. He is been as much as it and he is been getting the ball out of his arms shortly, making good selections. They blocked properly, they caught properly. They have been all of the issues good groups do,” Vikings defensive coordinator Ed Donatell stated when requested about White on Thursday.
White, 27, tore up the Bears within the rain. However here is what opposing quarterbacks have executed in opposition to the Bears since buying and selling away their high defensive gamers, linebacker Roquan Smith and defensive finish Robert Quinn.
- Tua Tagovailoa: 21 of 30, 302 yards, three TDs, 135.7 score
- Jared Goff: 19 of 26, 236 yards, 1 TD, 113.6 score
- Marcus Mariota: 13 of 20, 131 yards, 1 TD, 100.2 score
- Mike White: 22 of 28, 315 yards, three TDs, 149.three score
Sure, even Marcus Mariota, from the least passer-happy workforce within the NFL, posted a 100 passer score in opposition to the Bears.
However there may be extra to Mike White. In response to Andrew Siciliano, the Jets have had three video games within the final 4 seasons during which they scored 30+ factors with 450+ complete yards. White began all three video games.
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White’s PFF grade of 81.eight was elite in opposition to the Bears. That is his solely sport this season, which is simply his second taking part in time since being drafted by the Cowboys in 2018. Exterior of a giant sport in opposition to the Bengals final season, he wasn’t excellent in 4 video games final season .
- White vs. Patriots: 20 of 32, 202 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
- White vs. Bengals: 37-of-45, 405 yards, three TDs, 2 INTs
- White vs Colts: 7 of 11, 95 yards, 1 TD, zero INT
- White vs. payments: 24 of 44, 251 yards, zero TD, four INT
In response to PFF, Albul had 9 turnover-worthy passes in 123 graded makes an attempt final season. Had a turnover-worthy sport on 32 carries in opposition to the Bears. That is 10 run-worthy throws in 5 video games.
Baker Mayfield has six turnover-worthy passes in 184 graded makes an attempt this season, in line with PFF. So, sure, it is not good.
Possibly white is lastly in a state of affairs the place he can thrive. However he has loads to show earlier than he may even be part of the identical class as Taylor Heinicke, who was waived by the Vikings, Patriots, Texans and Panthers earlier than sticking with Washington. White was waived 4 occasions, as soon as by Dallas and thrice by the Jets.
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