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Bryce Petty should compete for starting job if he wins out

Dec 5, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty (9) walks off the field after throwing an interception against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Colts defeated the Jets 41-10. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 5, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty (9) walks off the field after throwing an interception against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Colts defeated the Jets 41-10. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
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If Bryce Petty is to able win the last four games of the season, it should show that he’s able to compete for the starting job of the New York Jets next year.

So far, the New York Jets have no answers at the quarterback position. They just named one-year quarterback, Bryce Petty, as the starter for the last four games. If he plays well and wins out, this should show the coaching staff that he’s able to compete for the starting job in the offseason.

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He wowed the Jets during college, with a whopping number of 8,195 passing yards, 62 passing touchdowns, and only ten interceptions. He also ran for 338 yards and 21 rushing touchdowns. These numbers are enough to prove that he can play at the professional level.

Petty has not been so great in his two starts this year, but that’s likely due to the fact that he hasn’t gotten that many snaps with the starters in practice. This week should give him more practice, and if he really spends time with his playbook and his players, he may be able to impress fans and the coaching staff. Especially since on Sunday, he’ll be going up against the abysmal San Fransisco 49ers.

While he hasn’t done great, he has still shown flashes of potential. He was able to show off his arm strength against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday when he threw multiple long passes. With one of them ending in a touchdown (which, as you may have already heard, was Robby Anderson‘s first career touchdown).

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If Petty practices hard and performs well, there is no reason he shouldn’t be able to compete with other quarterbacks this coming offseason. He’s already been here for over a year now, he’s seen both good and bad quarterback play, and he’s probably had the time to gain enough strength and awareness to hang with the pros. If he just gets some timing with his wide receivers and familiarizes himself with the offense, he’ll be just fine for the rest of the season.

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