The Jets don’t have a game this week, so Jets coach Todd Bowles won’t be making a quarterback decision this week.
Bowles told reporters Monday that he won’t be deciding which quarterback he’ll start Nov. 27 until at least next Monday, and he offered no hints as to which way he might be leaning.
Second-year man Bryce Petty made his first career start Sunday against the Rams because Ryan Fitzpatrick wasn’t fully healthy after suffering a knee injury. Bowles made clear that the decision will come down to Petty or Fitzpatrick and that rookie Christian Hackenberg “is not in the top two” right now.
Both Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith, who’s on the team’s injured-reserve list, are free agents after the season. Though it’s easy to assume the Jets will move on from both and therefore need to evaluate Petty and Hackenberg, Bowles said Monday that decision would be taken care of “moving forward.”
The 3-7 Jets are basically playing for next season. The Jets-Patriots game on Nov. 27 was flexed out of the Sunday Night Football spot, the NFL announced Monday, and will be played at 4:25 p.m.
Bowles said Petty was poised, made the right reads in his first start and “for the most part played OK.”