Petty (shoulder) said he is 100 percent healthy for the start of OTAs, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
The 2015 fourth-round selection had surgery in early January to repair a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder. His recovery seems to have gone according to plan, giving him plenty of time to make his mark in a quarterback competition with Josh McCown and Christian Hackenberg. Petty appears least likely of the trio to earn the Week 1 starting job, as he completed only 56.4 percent of his passes last season, with three touchdowns and seven interceptions in six games. McCown has a huge advantage in experience, while Hackenberg has the benefit of higher draft status as a 2016 second-round selection.
Petty, who is expected to recover from his shoulder injury in time for OTAs, will compete with Josh McCown and Christian Hackenberg for the starting quarterback job, ESPN.com reports.
Petty struggled when given opportunities last season in place of the ineffective and injured Ryan Fitzpatrick, though it wasn't bad enough for the team to turn to Hackenberg, who has to be considered the long-shot to win the job. The Jets obviously don't have a ton of faith in their young quarterbacks with the addition of McCown in March, though even if Petty wins the job, it's not a position that is likely to produce a ton of fantasy points this season.
With Josh McCown and 2016 second-rounder Christian Hackenberg seemingly both locks for the final roster, Petty would be the obvious odd man out if the Jets drafted another developmental project at quarterback. On the other hand, Petty could also get a crack at starting before the end of the season, as McCown has struggled to stay healthy in recent years and Hackenberg was unable to climb the depth chart last season. It's unclear if Petty will be ready for the start of the Jets' offseason program after undergoing January surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left (non-throwing) shoulder.
The addition of McCown indicates that the Jets are in rebuilding mode, as the veteran will enter next season as a certified 38-year-old graybeard. Further working in Petty's favor is McCown's inability to stay on the field. Over the past two campaigns, McCown has managed just 13 appearances (11 starts) due to two broken collarbones and multiple rib fractures. Furthermore, he's take the field more than 10 times in a given season just twice in 14 years as a professional. Given McCown's age and durability concerns, Petty and 2016 second-round pick Christian Hackenberg are candidates to direct the Jets' offense at some point in the fall. Petty is the more likely candidate to do so after making four starts among six games in 2016, during which he completed 75 of 133 passes (56.4 percent) for 809 yards, three touchdowns, and seven interceptions. However, a portion of his offseason may be consumed by his recovery from surgery on a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
Petty was placed on injured reserve Monday after tearing a labrum in his left shoulder during Saturday's loss to the Patriots. Look for more updates on his status to come once the surgery is finished. The
|P2||8/19/17||@ DET||7:30 pm|
|P3||8/26/17||@ NYG||7:00 pm|
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|5||10/8/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
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