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Mike White not thinking about “revenge” for his last start against Bills

Robert Saleh will start Mike White in Week 14, but claims he still intends to play Zach Wilson this season. Mike Florio and Chris Simms unpack why it’s a messy situation for the Jets to navigate.

The Jets wouldn’t mind seeing history repeat itself against the Bills this weekend as long as the repeat is of what happened when the two teams met earlier this season.

They beat the Bills 20-17 a few weeks ago, but going back to 2021 wouldn’t work out quite as well. The Jets lost both games to the Bills last season, including a 45-17 loss in Week 10. Mike White started that game at quarterback, but was pulled in favor of Joe Flacco and he did not play again until getting the start against the Bears in Week 12 this season.

White was 24-of-44 for 251 yards and four interceptions in that game and said it is “one of those things that will kind of sit with me” because of how poorly things went. White said that he doesn’t “want it to beat me twice,” however, and that it won’t have a dominant place in his mind as he goes into this Sunday’s game in Buffalo.

“You can’t play hero ball,” White said, via Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post. “You can’t go in there thinking, ‘I want revenge for what happened last year.’ What happened last year is over with. It’s a different scenario, different team.”

That loss to the Bills last year dropped the Jets to 2-7. They are 7-5 heading into this matchup, which underscores White’s feelings about this being a different scenario for a different team. A different result would make for a lot of happiness around the Jets.