Petty could be cut this offseason, NorthJersey.com reports.
Petty started the final three games of the regular season in place of the injured Josh McCown (hand), completing 55 of 112 passes for one touchdown and three interceptions for the year. He was used almost exclusively as a backup during his time in New York, and while he always stayed ahead of Christian Hackenberg on the depth chart, there were very few glimpses of legitimate fantasy upside. Despite McCown heading for free agency, it became very clear that Petty was not going to be the quarterback of the future for the Jets, so his potential release would come as no surprise.
Petty completed 19 of 36 passes for 232 yards during Sunday's 26-6 loss to the Patriots. He fumbled during the contest.
The fact that Sunday's ho-hum performance was Petty's best of the season from a rating, yardage, and yards-per-attempt perspective tells you all that you need to know about the Baylor product. In seven occasions for extended playing time in two seasons, Petty has yet to reach a quarterback rating of 80. He figures to be no more than a backup next season.
Petty is still in line to start Sunday's game in New England, but Jets head coach Todd Bowles acknowledged that backup Christian Hackenberg might also get some playing time, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
The possibility of a mid-game replacement further dampens Petty's outlook for what is already a difficult matchup. Petty hasn't looked the part of a viable NFL quarterback this season, completing only 36 of 76 passes (47.4 percent) for 312 yards (4.1 YPA) with one touchdown and three interceptions.
Head coach Todd Bowles said after Sunday's 14-7 loss to the Chargers that he intends to utilize Bryce Petty as the starting quarterback Week 17 at New England, Darryl Slater of NJ.com reports.
In his second start of the season Sunday, Petty didn't display the rudimentary skills necessary to direct a competent NFL passing attack, completing 15 of 28 passes for 119 yards and one interception. Instead, a ground game led by Bilal Powell powered its way to 197 yards, or 99 more than Petty's net yards passing due to getting sacked three times for 21 yards. Since taking over for Josh McCown midway through a Week 14 defeat at Denver, Petty has completed 47 percent of his throws, averaged 4.1 yards per pass attempt and posted one touchdown versus three interceptions. Despite the dour numbers, Bowles isn't ready to replace Petty with second-year QB Christian Hackenberg.
Petty completed 15 of 28 passes for 119 yards and an interception while adding 33 yards on three carries in Sunday's 14-7 loss to the Chargers.
Petty still doesn't look remotely NFL-ready. The 2015 fourth-rounder was intercepted by Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen on a Hail Mary to end the first half, bringing his career touchdown-to-interception ratio to 4:10. Things could get ugly for Petty next week in New England if the team doesn't opt to try 2016 second-rounder Christian Hackenberg instead.
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