After the quarterback room became far too crowded in New York, Petty was let go Thursday, but the former Baylor standout landed on his feet with the Dolphins one day later. Miami doesn't currently possess much appealing depth at quarterback behind starter Ryan Tannehill (knee), as Brock Osweiller and David Fales were initially expected to fight for the backup job this offseason. Petty will now be thrown into the mix and should be given a legitimate chance to make the team's final roster, perhaps even as a No. 3 option if the Dolphins elect to keep an extra body at the position.
Petty will be waived by the Jets on Thursday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
Petty was being mentioned in trade talks shortly after the Jets drafted quarterback Sam Darnold with the third overall pick in this past weekend's draft, but with New York seemingly unable to strike a deal, the team will be letting him go. It's not a very surprising move considering the team re-signed Josh McCown and signed Teddy Bridgewater this offseason. Petty will now be on the open market looking for a potential backup quarterback job, but he doesn't have much to hang his hat on, as he threw three touchdowns and seven interceptions in six appearances last season.
The Jets now have five quarterbacks with Darnold on the roster, and teams usually only carry four of them during the offseason. It isn't clear what sort of compensation New York could receive in return for the quarterback, but the asking price can't be too expensive. In three starts to conclude the 2017 season, Petty completed a paltry 51.5 percent of his passes for 530 yards (5.14 YPA), one touchdown and three interceptions.
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.
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|2017||New York Jets||4||3||112||55||49.1||544||4.86||46||1||3||8/55||5||1||55.1|
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|2016||New York Jets||6||4||5||19||3.8||9||0||0||1|
|2017||New York Jets||4||3||7||55||7.9||24||0||1||4|
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|2016||New York Jets||6||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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