Mike White’s 2013 Warning to Peyton Manning Remerges After History-Making Debut

Published 11/01/2021, 2:51 PM EDT
Oct 31, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mike White (5) catches a two-point conversion as Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Eli Apple (20) defends in the fourth quarter during a Week 8 NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports


Last night saw New York Jets pull off arguably the biggest upset of Week 8. The Jets defeated Cincinnati Bengals in a close 34-31 win. This win was very important for the Jets, who before this victory had the least number of points in their divisional rankings. Cincinnati Bengals were fresh off defeating a rampant Ravens side. Add to that the dismal start for the Jets so far and no one expected the Jets to even have a chance in the match. However, all that changed because of one man – New York Jets’ Rookie quarterback Mike White.

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Mike White shines against Cincinnati Bengals

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Mike White made a name for himself last night with a breakout performance against Super Bowl favorites Cincinnati Bengals. Coming in as a week 8 replacement for injured quarterback Zach Wilson, White had a night to remember. The quarterback passed for 405 yards and scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to help the Jets overcome a double-digit deficit and upset the Bengals.

Oct 31, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mike White (5) celebrates after catching a two-point conversion reception during the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Seeing so much vigor and enthusiasm from Mike came as a ray of hope for the Jets fans, who have been massively let down by their team. This prompted the media to ask Jets coach Robert Saleh if White could be a long-term option. He unsurprisingly replied that anything can happen. “We’ll go day-to-day, but anything is possible,” Saleh said.

Mike’s old tweet about Peyton Manning goes viral after a breakout performance against Cincinnati

New York Jets’ upset over the Bengals broke the internet last night. But there was one important element that was the catalyst. It was Mike White’s on and off-field performances that helped the Jets gain points on both the table and on social media.

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Back in 2013, New York Jets quarterback Mike White had tweeted, Peyton Manning, I hate to break it to you, but I’m gonna break your record one day.” After his breakout performance last night, his 2013 tweet went viral with many optimistic fans believing that he can achieve his dream.

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Mike White surely has a lot of potential, but if he will emulate Peyton Manning’s legacy is something only time can tell. Here’s wishing Mr White all the best!

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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