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Todd Bowles speaks about starting Bryce Petty

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DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 10: Quarterback Bryce Petty #9 of the New York Jets throws a pass against the Denver Broncos in the third quarter of a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 10, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 10: Quarterback Bryce Petty #9 of the New York Jets throws a pass against the Denver Broncos in the third quarter of a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 10, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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Head coach Todd Bowles recently spoke to the media about starting Bryce Petty this week at quarterback and why preparation will be key to his success with the New York Jets.

Quarterback is and will likely continue to be problematic for the next few years when it comes to the New York Jets. Due to a broken hand injury to veteran quarterback Josh McCown last week against the Denver Broncos, the Jets are continuing with their “next man up” mentality as Bryce Petty gets the nod to start from here on out.

It won’t be easy for Petty but he’s no stranger when it comes to starting as he was in a similar situation last year and didn’t deliver much of anything. Petty is still one big question mark to the Jets but with three games left to play during the season, it could very well be his last shot to prove that he’s worth keeping around.

Luckily, he’s had a lot of time to prepare for this moment as he’s been riding the bench for all of this season. He’s had a plethora of time when it comes to practice, coaching, and training so hopefully, everything comes together over these last few games in his favor.

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Head coach Todd Bowles chimed his thoughts on his new starting quarterback and why preparation is key. Here is what he said courtesy of the Media Relations Department of the Jets:

On the challenges Bryce Petty will face…

He’s been taking notes on the sidelines. He understands when it’s going to come, but it’s an opportunity for him. He’ll get the majority of the reps this week. He’ll be well prepared to play come the game on Sunday. He knows he has an opportunity to step up and make plays and we look forward to seeing him play.

On if the offense changes at all with Petty…

Not really. Josh has played a long time, so there is a lot of things that he knew, but Bryce knows the offense pretty well.

Bowles is right in that this is a golden opportunity for Petty to step up and hopefully deliver a solid game. The Jets need to continue working hard and put themselves in a position to win football games but for now, their next opponent is another road game in New Orleans against a tough Saints team.

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It’ll take a lot more than just a good game from Petty to beat the Saints but the common theme is to continue following the process of working together as a team and again, doing whatever it takes to leave victorious. Petty has been anxiously waiting for this moment all season long as now it’s time to hopefully see what all that preparation can lead to.

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