At first, a 400-yard performance from White made it seem as if he could compete for the full-time job.
Then came a dud performance that inserted Flacco into the starting lineup.
The veteran got the start in Week 11 in what ended up being a 24-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
He did throw two touchdowns, but it was nothing special as the Jets fell to 2-8.
Wilson remained on the sidelines recovering from a knee injury and there was a possibility they kept him there after a rough start to the season for the rookie.
That will not end up being the case according to news that broke Tuesday.
Jets’ QB scorecard:
🏈Zach Wilson cleared to return from his knee injury and start Sunday vs Houston.
🏈Mike White tested positive for COVID.
🏈Joe Flacco deemed a close contact.
🏈Josh Johnson poised to be promoted off practice squad to back up Wilson.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 23, 2021
White received a positive COVID-19 test and Flacco is a close contact.
Thus, Wilson is getting the start in a winnable game against the Houston Texans.
Wilson Is Back
COVID tests aside, Wilson getting the starting job back may be for the best.
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) November 23, 2021
He has played in six games this season and has four touchdowns and nine interceptions.
It is clear he needs much more development and a game against the lowly Texans could be a great way to build his confidence.
However, it must be mentioned that the Texans defense forced Ryan Tannehill to throw four interceptions this past week.
The Jets being 2-8 takes all the pressure off Wilson.
That was not the case at the start of the season when every team is thinking about making the playoffs.
He can play free and the Jets can try out some new things on offense with a quarterback who is actually a part of the future plans.