CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Mike White is already in Canton after just one stunning NFL start.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Wednesday it will display the New York Jets quarterback’s jersey and game ball from his record-setting performance in a 34-31 victory over Cincinnati last Sunday.
White, who made his first NFL start in place of the injured Zach Wilson, threw for 405 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions, and caught a 2-point conversion pass after tossing the go-ahead TD score. His 37 completions were the most by a quarterback in his first NFL start.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame highlighted White’s achievement by placing his jersey and game ball in a glass display case in its Pro Football Today Gallery.
The 26-year-old White joined Cam Newton (2011) as the only players since 1950 to pass for at least 400 yards in their first NFL start. He was also the Jets’ first 400-yard passer since Vinny Testaverde threw for 481 on Christmas Eve 2000, a span of 327 games.
White was also selected the AFC offensive player of the week for his stunning performance, which came a week after he took the first regular-season snaps of his career when he filled in for Wilson at New England.
With Wilson still sidelined, White will make his second start Thursday night when the Jets play the Colts in Indianapolis.
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