Training Camp Profile: QB Bryce Petty
By Michael Pallas
The New York Jets head into training camp with the intention of a three-horse race at quarterback, including Bryce Petty.
When it comes to skills he can bring the New York Jets, quarterback Bryce Petty has them. He has a big arm. He’s accurate, and he’s mobile. That’s the “triple crown” as far as quarterback skills go.
Petty does have a lot to learn, though. He was in the Spread Offense at Baylor, and the Jets are bringing in the West Coast Offense (or a variation of it). So, he will have to hit the playbooks hard.
So, what’s the outlook for Petty? Let’s examine.
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2016 SEASON REVIEW
Considering it was the first time being thrown to the wolves, and it was done in the middle of the season, Petty’s performance was ok.
He only had 133 pass attempts. So, it’s not really enough of a sample size to completely judge for the future of his career.
He completed only 56.4 percent of his passes and had seven interceptions. However, Petty had three touchdowns and had some flashes and signs that he could survive in this league.
2017 SEASON OUTLOOK
One of the things scouts liked about Petty was his football intelligence. So learning the West Coast Offense shouldn’t be a problem for him as long as he puts in the time. He will be on the final 53-man roster because he will show in camp that he has learned the playbook, and his skills are needed.
TRAINING CAMP PREDICTION
According to those attending OTAs, Petty seems to be in third place. Petty has three new receivers (Chad Hansen, ArDarius Stewart, and Jordan Leggett) and a new system. Once he watches the film from OTAs and has some time with new offensive coordinator John Morton, Petty will learn from his mistakes and take the starting job. He will be the starter come Week 1.