Report: Jets releasing Bryce Petty

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Drafting Sam Darnold with the third overall pick left the Jets with five quarterbacks on their 90-man roster, but that number is set to drop to four on Thursday.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets will release Bryce Petty. The move will leave Darnold, Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater and Christian Hackenberg on the quarterback depth chart.

There was a report during the draft that the Jets were taking calls about Petty, although it seems odd that the team would have chosen to release him rather than get even a conditional draft pick in exchange for moving him off the roster.

Petty was a fourth-round pick in 2015 and saw his first regular season action the next year when he took over as the starting quarterback at the end of a dismal season. He also started the final three games last season after McCown broke his hand.

40 responses to “Report: Jets releasing Bryce Petty

  1. Kinda feel like the odds of somebody trading for Bryce Petty were just as good as the odds of somebody trading for Ereck Flowers. So, you know, not real good.

  2. Petty seemed to have twice the potential of Hackenberg. Strange move. But when the regular season starts, neither will be a Jet and possibly not on a roster anywhere in the NFL.

  3. 1-7 in starts, 4 tds to 10 ints, 57.7 rating, I’m sure the Jets’ got loads of calls… Rapoport should name his “sources” as Woody Johnson’s imagination and the Jets’ press office.

  4. Dallas will sign him, says he throws a beautiful ball… They like 4th round busts

  5. Yet they keep Hackenberg? Well I guess the Jets are giving Petty the chance now to latch on somewhere else. They’ll use Hackenberg as a camp arm and then dump him late. Won’t matter much because they know no one will pick him up.

  6. The Jets Move Past Their Petty Differences

    would have been my working title.

  7. Come opening day, the Jets will only have 3. Of the 3 left outside of Darnold:
    Josh McCown – good guy but age is against him
    Teddy Bridgewater – how well did he heal and can he withstand the hits he will take
    Christian Hackenberg – 2nd round pedigree but has never taken a regular or post season snap.

    Teddy and Christian will not be mentors to Sam, so I am guessing they are the most expendable.

  8. Hackenberg being eligible for the practice squad is likely the only reason he is still on the team. Unless Teddy falters, the QBs will be McCown, Bridgewater, Darnold.

  9. Bet the Patriots pick him up, cultivate him and then sell him for a first round draft pic

  10. Obviously we fans are not seeing something in Hackenberg that the Jets are seeing. They see him every day and know how he conducts himself in the locker room and in practice.

  11. Michael LaRocca, Business Editor says:
    May 3, 2018 at 1:06 pm
    Who will be employed by the NFL first, Bryce Petty or Colin Kaepernick?
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    Thats a tough one. They are both pretty bad. Probably comes down to who will work cheaper and who is less likely to saddle the team with any media circuses.

  12. Hackenberg will be cut too, but they need camp arms, and they are giving him a chance to prove he has greatly improved during the off season.

    Releasing Petty or Hackenberg first makes no difference, both will end up gone.

  13. Obviously we fans are not seeing something in Hackenberg that the Jets are seeing
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    No….the Jets brass just doesn’t want to declare that they completely missed on a 2nd round pick

  14. Let me start by saying I am a Jets fan. They suck ass. Since Woody asshat Johnson bought the team they have been a punch line. Does not surprise me in the least that they could not trade him they don’t make any good moves anymore. It will be fun to see them move this team to London.

  15. What about the PFT article published on April 27th “Report: Jets getting calls on Bryce Petty”? Will we see a similar article for Hackenberg before they cut him as well?

  16. granadafan says:
    May 3, 2018 at 1:51 pm
    Obviously we fans are not seeing something in Hackenberg that the Jets are seeing. They see him every day and know how he conducts himself in the locker room and in practice.
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    They see him as being the third emergency slot if Bridgewater’s injury doesnt pass the test drive in camp.

  17. Mark Perez says:
    May 3, 2018 at 2:30 pm
    Let me start by saying I am a Jets fan. They suck ass. Since Woody asshat Johnson bought the team they have been a punch line. Does not surprise me in the least that they could not trade him they don’t make any good moves anymore. It will be fun to see them move this team to London.

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    Too late. The greedy owner down in Jax has your own cheating, greedy owner beat.

  18. erinrodgersreachednirvana says:
    May 3, 2018 at 2:11 pm
    Obviously we fans are not seeing something in Hackenberg that the Jets are seeing
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    No….the Jets brass just doesn’t want to declare that they completely missed on a 2nd round pick

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    Typical Jets. It’s why they picked up Leonard Williams option. They have tons of cap space for him to be a future conerstone with a 12-14 mil per DL money deal, but would rather hide the fact that he was taken #6 overall and is invisible in games ,even single blocked.

  19. @Mark Perez

    Woody has meddled at times in the front office but for starters he’s not even running the team anymore, he is our ambassador to the UK, with his political aspirations there’s a chance he leaves it to Chris Johnson if he’s out in 2020 or 2024. Also, Woody has had more success than the Hess family did. Since taking over he’s oversaw more playoff appearances and AFC championship game appearances than his predecessor, and has had 11 winning seasons in the last 18 years. He meddles, he’s a boob, he’s about the money but let’s not act like he’s James Dolan or Jimmy Haslam.

  20. For serious collectors of baseball and other sports cards, each card is stored in a plastic envelope and handled minimally so that dirt and oils from the skin do not taint the finish. Corners and edges of the card must be flawless to attain maximum value.

    My Hackenberg theory of the week is that the Jets must believe he is a cardboard cutout rather than an actual human being.

    I have not confirmed whether he is stored in a clear envelope, but the Jets are otherwise doing a wonderful job of keeping him in uncirculated condition.

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