White is one of the best defensive players on the team and represents a major loss for a unit that was almost back to full health. Backup Dane jackson replaced him with Buffalo until 10-0.
When White is the closest defender this season, the All-Pro corner allows a 50.8% completion percentage and a 58.9 passer rating, both the fourth best among defensive backs with over 50 targets. this season, according to NFL Next Gen stats.
In a quarter and a half against the Saints, White was targeted once, allowing no receptions. The injury occurred while covering the wide receiver Mark Callaway. After limping off the pitch, he was visibly frustrated on the sidelines before being examined in the team’s medical tent and then heading to the locker room.