Don’t Forget About Bryce Petty in New York Jets’ Long-Term QB Plans

August 19, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Geno Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick have been the only New York Jets quarterbacks in the headlines lately—Smith for his broken jaw and absence of six to 10 weeks, and Fitzpatrick for his status as the man who will start at quarterback in Smith's stead.
Thus far, though, all the talk has centered on what the Jets will do in the immediate future. The long-term plans have been an afterthought as Jets fans and media scramble to find the answer at quarterback for the 2015 season. But what about 2016 and beyond?
That's where rookie quarterback Bryce Petty becomes crucial. 
Is he the long-term answer to the Jets' long-term quarterback woes? No one knows. But the Jets made the right choice by gambling on the former Baylor star. 
For starters, Petty wasn't just a flier pick. He wasn't just a player who was projected to be drafted a bit higher than he ended up being selected. Petty was and is a bona fide fit for the Jets system. Offensive coordinator Chan Gai...

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