Sauce Gardner is a Mike White guy, apparently.
The Jets star cornerback opted to use White — not Zach Wilson — under center during a game of “Madden” on a YouTube stream with NFL Tuesday Night Gaming, which dubs itself as a “first of its kind competition featuring your favorite gamers and NFL players.”
Playing as his team, Gardner squared off against Matthew Meagher, better known as MMG, a “Madden” YouTube, who played as the Detroit Lions.
Perhaps aware of the Jets’ quarterback situation, MMG ribbed Gardner on his first offensive play of the game about his signal caller.
“You don’t got Zach Wilson in there,” MMG asked. “What is Mike White doing?”
After an err ant throw from White a play later, MMG once again tried to get a rise out of Gardner, to no avail.
“Zach Wilson makes that throw, I’m just going to say it,” MMG said after an incomplete pass from White.
While Gardner was able to even the score at 17 late in the fourth quarter, he succumbed to an overtime touchdown and 23-17 OT loss to MMG.
The Jets’ quarterback drama is one of the biggest stories of this offseason. Wilson, the No. 2 overall pick in 2021, was expected to be the QB of the future but was benched twice this season. The team started three different quarterbacks in Wilson, White and Joe Flacco. Now, rumors are swirling about a potential Aaron Rodgers trade or bringing in a veteran quarterback like Derek Carr or Jimmy Garoppolo.