The chant broke out with 3:32 left in the game.
The small, but vocal MetLife Stadium crowd began screaming “Mike White, Mike White, Mike White.”
Who could have ever predicted it?
White, the Jets’ unknown backup making his first NFL start, threw for 405 yards and three touchdowns as the Jets shocked the Bengals 34–31 on Sunday afternoon.
“At first, I had to kind of listen again. I was like, ‘Are they chanting my name?’ ” White said.
Yes, yes they were.
White won over Jets fans who barely knew who he was last week when he replaced an injured Zach Wilson. Now, the question after that performance is should White hold onto the job once Wilson comes back from his knee injury if White can keep playing …