The New York Jets quarterback room is going to look a lot different in 2023.
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter shared on Monday, March 13 that Mike White has signed a two-year deal with the Miami Dolphins in free agency.
Miami is giving former Jets’ QB Mike White a two-year deal worth up to $16 million, per source. pic.twitter.com/NTSnFxAvgc
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2023
Schefter said the deal has a maximum value of $16 million.
Jets QB Room Is Destined for a New Change
Gang Green was interested in potentially re-signing White this offseason as a backup quarterback, but all of the uncertainty with their plans forced him to join a new squad.
White was born in Pembroke Pines and raised in Florida. He started his college career back in 2013 at South Florida.
Connor Hughes of SNY said the Dolphins “were always the favorite for him” and ultimately they landed him.
Mike White lands in Miami. They were always the favorite for him. Good deal for him. https://t.co/2yo9WDb8eH
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) March 13, 2023
Miami also announced that they have picked up the fifth-year option on Tua Tagovailoa’s contract. That will keep him under the Dolphins’ control for the next two seasons.
However, through three NFL seasons, Tua has failed to stay healthy in the pros. He has missed 14 total games due to a myriad of injuries.
That makes the presence of a capable backup quarterback even more important since there is a higher likelihood he could see the field.
Jets QB Options Disappearing Fast in 2023
With White now heading elsewhere, that leaves the Jets with only two quarterbacks currently under contract for the 2023 campaign:
While the world waits for Aaron Rodgers to make his football decision whether that includes the Green Bay Packers, Jets, or retirement the NFL world keeps spinning.