Dolphins sign former Jets backup QB Mike White to two-year deal: reports
New York Jets Backup quarterback Mike White, who won over the fan base late in the season after another tumultuous year for Zach Wilson, is headed to an AFC East opponent.
White, 27, and Miami Dolphins agreed to a two-year deal worth up to $16 million on Monday, according to ESPN.
The Florida native went 1-3 as the starter in New York, for 1,192 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions, but was sidelined for two games after suffering a significant rib injury. Buffalo bills In week 14.
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White will serve as a backup to the quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, His fifth-year option was picked up on Friday. He is entering the fourth year on his rookie deal and is set to make $23.2 million in guarantees.
Despite missing several games with two injuries in 2022, Tagovailoa led the Dolphins to a 9–8 record, second place in the AFC East and Miami’s first playoff berth since 2016.
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White’s move to Florida comes amid pressure to trade New York Aaron Rodgers.
Jets owner Woody Johnson, general manager Joe Douglas, coach Robert Saleh and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett all traveled to California last week to meet with Rodgers in person.
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According to multiple reports, the meeting went well with one report over the weekend indicating that a deal between the two sides was “essentially done.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.