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Jets should stick with Bryce Petty to finish season

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Nov 13, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty (9) throws a pass against the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 13, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty (9) throws a pass against the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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The New York Jets finally got a real glimpse of one of their quarterbacks of the future. Make no mistake about it, they should stick with Bryce Petty from here on out.

Quarterback Bryce Petty finally made his first ever NFL career start in Week 10 action against the Los Angeles Rams. Not only did he bring a much-needed spark on offense but he looked pretty good for the most part. He totaled 163 passing yards, 19 completions, one touchdown, and an interception. The New York Jets have something to build upon with the final six weeks left of the regular season as long as they stick with Petty.

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It’s evident that Petty’s arm strength is superior to quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and it’s imperative the Jets continue developing him. He’s had more than enough time to learn, study, and absorb as much as he could before this moment. To ensure he has a smooth transition into hopefully leading this team in the future, Petty must continue to start and hone his craft.

With the Jets entering a bye in Week 11, they’ll have time to heal up, reassess, and most importantly, prepare for yet another huge game this year. In Week 12, the Jets will be welcoming the New England Patriots to MetLife Stadium for an AFC East showdown.

The truth of the matter is, the Jets must stick with Petty from here on out and not play any musical chairs with the most important position on the team. Fitzpatrick has been a major disappointment and Petty has already shown he’s more than capable of keeping those chains moving.

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Head coach Todd Bowles recently chimed his thoughts if Petty will continue being his starting quarterback. Here is what he said, courtesy of the Media Relations Department of the Jets:

On if he will continue with Petty as the starting quarterback…

We’ll evaluate that next week as we go forward. We have a bye week to evaluate it and I’ll see how Fitz feels. We’ll watch the film on Bryce and make a determination middle of next week.

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Hopefully, Bowles doesn’t do the unthinkable and throw Fitzpatrick against one of the best teams in the NFL against the Patriots. It would regress the development of Petty and it’s time the Jets put 100% faith in their young quarterback after they did the same with Fitzpatrick. Even though they probably won’t beat the Patriots in Week 12, the experience alone is priceless for Petty.

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