With the Dallas Cowboys needing some depth at quarterback, the Cowboys decided they could find their backup in the fifth round by selecting Mike White out of South Florida. White was seen as the third quarterback and the thought behind him was that he would eventually develop into the backup to Dak Prescott.
What ended up happening is White never took the step the Cowboys wanted and he ended up in New York and then Miami as a journeyman. He ended up starting for the Jets, but has not been much more than a spot-duty backup.
White came in and showed some flashes as to why the Dallas Cowboys thought he would be their long-term backup. During the preseason games, there was some concern about ball safety. As the Cowboys decided to move on from White and head in a more veteran-specific route, White ended up a solid backup, albeit not one that would develop into a trustworthy starter. White still flashes at times, but a lack of scoring production has hurt him.
It is hard to grade an expected backup, but being that he ended up not becoming the player the dallas Cowboys thought he would be he will be graded as such. White hasn’t been an awful backup and playing for the Jets has not helped, but White may not be much better than any backup the Cowboys have had since White was here.
I think White still has a role as a backup in the league, but he just never ended up where the team wanted him.
Individual Grade: D