Bryce Petty hopes to stay with Jets in 2018

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Bryce Petty has started games at quarterback for the Jets in each of the last two seasons and he’d like a chance to make it three in a row in 2018.

Petty took over as the team’s starter in 2017 after Josh McCown broke his left hand and the Jets opted to keep playing him over Christian Hackenberg despite generally unimpressive performances. Petty, who has a year left on his rookie deal, hopes that means he has a chance to return next season, but knows that it’s far from guaranteed.

“I try not to put too much thought into things that I can’t control,” Petty said, via the New York Daily News. “Hopefully it’s here. I want to be here. But if it’s not, that’s okay too. It’s a business. Everybody understands that.”

McCown is set to be a free agent in March and the Jets figure to explore re-signing him along with all other corners of the quarterback market. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see multiple additions at quarterback when all is said and done, and that would probably leave Petty to seek his fortune elsewhere.

3 responses to “Bryce Petty hopes to stay with Jets in 2018

  1. We’re all QB guru’s on here, including those of us who were calling Jared Goff a bust last year, and those who laughed out loud when Philly drafted Carson Wentz. We have nothing to be ashamed of. Lots of people who get paid millions of dollars to evaluate QB’s aren’t any better. One thing we should all agree on is that most QB’s don’t master the NFL overnight, and most QB’s get better with experience. Bryce Petty has a small handful of starts, much like Jared Goff did last year. He knows he’s the best QB on the Jets, and wants a legitimate opportunity. I’m sure Case Keenum felt the same way. By the way, how many of us loved Case Keenum last year?

  2. As one of the most avid Bryce Petty supporters prior to his starts this year, let me be the first to say no thanks. Not unless it’s on a third string basis. If you wanna get rid of Hack, sign McCown, and let him mentor whoever you draft, I’m fine with bringing Petty back in the third spot, only because he knows the Offense.

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