Daily Sports Smile: Jets quarterback Mike White earns display in Pro Football Hall of Fame

New York Jets quarterback Mike White (5) waves to fans while running off the field after the Jets defeated the against the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Oct. 31, 2021.
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New York Jets quarterback Mike White will always remember his NFL debut against the Cincinnati Bengals. White completed 37 of 45 passes for 405 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-31 victory.

His special heroics sent shockwaves around the league. This week, the Pro Football Hall of Fame took notice and created a display for the special moment. The display includes the White’s game-worn jersey, cleats and game ball.

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White set an NFL record by becoming the first quarterback to complete 37 passes in his debut game. He also became the second player, since 1950, to throw for 400 or more yards in a debut. For his good work, White was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Several Jets were amazed with his strong debut. Teammate Ty Johnson was proud to see him succeed on the field.

“He's a savage,” Johnson said after the Bengals game. “He's a dog. He's an animal. I said it (last week), and I'm going to keep saying it. “I told him before the game, you're a gunslinger, man. Let's ride.”

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The Jets will roll with White as No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson recovers from a knee injury. White drew the start against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night. His ability to connect with the teammates and has already landed him in Canton.