Jets coach Todd Bowles said Petty will serve as the team's No. 2 quarterback for the foreseeable future, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Despite thoroughly outplaying Christian Hackenberg during the preseason, Petty was inactive for a Week 1 loss to the Bills. He then took over as the top backup for Sunday's loss to the Raiders and is now expected to hold the role indefinitely. It means the Jets likely will turn to Petty instead of Hackenberg if/when Josh McCown is benched.
Petty is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders and will serve as the primary backup to starting quarterback Josh McCown, Andy Vasquez of The Record reports. The Jets left Petty on the inactive list for the season-opening loss to the Bills, but it appears that at least for one week, he's surpassed Christian Hackenberg on the depth chart. Petty outperformed Hackenberg throughout the preseason, so it seems coach Todd Bowles' decision to make Petty inactive was for health-related reasons more than anything else. Prior to Week 1, Petty had been nursing a sprained MCL, which prevented him from suiting up for the preseason finale.
Petty is inactive for Sunday's season-opener against the Bills. As a result, for Week 1 at least, veteran starter Josh McCown will be backed up by second-year signal-caller Christian Hackenberg.
Petty (knee) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. No longer bothered by a minor knee strain, Petty is entering the 2017 season as the No. 2 QB on the depth chart behind Josh McCown.
Petty (knee) is listed as the Jets' No. 2 quarterback on their depth chart heading into Sunday's season opener against the Bills, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports. Despite missing the preseason finale with a Grade 1 MCL sprain, Petty apparently did enough in training camp to edge ahead of Christian Hackenberg in the backup quarterback competition, but it may be a moot point if the knee injury ends up sidelining Petty for Week 1. However, with Petty unlikely to miss significant time, he'll bide his time for an opportunity to run the Jets' offense at some point this season, which is a distinct possibility given that 38-year-old starter Josh McCown is viewed as a stopgap solution at quarterback.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|6||10/15||New England Patriots||31||32.00|
|10||11/12||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||16.00|
|13||12/03||Kansas City Chiefs||22||19.50|
|15||12/17||@New Orleans Saints||32||33.00|
|16||12/24||Los Angeles Chargers||23||19.50|
|17||12/31||@New England Patriots||31||32.00|
|3 Year Avg||57.6||404||2||4||10||0||25|