Jets “not coming up with a scenario” where they play younger QBs

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The Jets lost to the Buccaneers on Sunday, dropping their record to 4-6 and putting them on the wrong side of the final score for the fourth time in their last five games.

That sends them into their bye week with dwindling playoff hopes, but not with an increased desire to see what quarterbacks Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg can do at the helm of the offense. Coach Todd Bowles said on Monday that Josh McCown will be the starter when they get back to work in Week 12 and will remain there as long as he’s healthy.

“I’m not coming up with a scenario right now,” Bowles said, via the New York Post. “We’re going to play the games, and we’re going to try to win each one. Josh will be our quarterback, and then we’ll go from there. … If something happens to Josh, and those two get ready to play, they’ll play.”

McCown has done nothing on the field to warrant a change as he’s led the offense to better than expected results while playing with a supporting cast that was pared of most veteran contributors over the course of the offseason. The argument to look at Petty or Hackenberg would be about 2018 and the Jets getting an idea of what they want to do at the position in the future, but that’s not an argument the Jets are making with six regular season games left to go.

8 responses to “Jets “not coming up with a scenario” where they play younger QBs

  1. “not with an increased desire to see what quarterbacks Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg can do at the helm of the offense”

    They already know both those guys are beyond awful. Why would they waste their time playing them when they know beyond a shadow of doubt that neither represents the future for the Jets?

  2. If they are eliminated from playoff contention and one of them is not the starter “to see what they’ve got” then neither will be kept in 2018

  3. This is the problem with the HC not reporting to the GM.
    If the owner is on board with tanking then do so.
    No point going 6-10 and drafting worse than when going 4-12.

    The Jets screwed themselves anyway by winning as many games as they did. They can be a miserable 4-12 and NOT get a franchise QB OR really stink and go 2-14 (with Petty and Hackenberg) and draft a franchise QB.

    Prediction – they will draft a later pick QB who wont pan out and will waste 2 more years. Or pay through the nose and trade up, except the team stinks and giving up so many picks will harm them for years.

  4. If two kids couldn’t beat out a journeyman 38-year old QB in training camp then why bother starting either of them? The Jets are saying loudly and clearly they know what they have in Petty and Hackenberg – NOTHING! Everyone is also assuming that Darnold, Rosen, and Allen are surefire stars. Slow your collective rolls! Remember the lessons of Vince Young, Ryan Leaf, Jamarcus Russell, Tim Couch, Akili Smith, etc… All were top three picks and all flamed out spectacularly.

  5. The sad part is Todd Bowles is going to get fired because he doesn’t have a good QB. McCown has been around long enough to show he isn’t the answer. Hackenberg wasn’t even a good college QB, and bad college QB’s never become good pro’s. Petty was a great college QB who has never been given a shot, so I can’t say anything about him yet. I can say that most HOF QB’s didn’t look like HOF QB’s during their first 4 career starts. That’s how many Petty has. Nobody knows how good Petty is until he gets on the field. Sometimes even their own coaches are the last to know.

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