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Jets did the right thing releasing Bryce Petty

By Luis Tirado Jr.
FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 31: Bryce Petty #9 of the New York Jets looks to pass during the second half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 31, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 31: Bryce Petty #9 of the New York Jets looks to pass during the second half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 31, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets have just brought more clarity to their quarterback situation as they have officially released quarterback Bryce Petty. It was the right thing for the organization to do in the grand scheme of things.

When it comes to the quarterback situation of the New York Jets, the depth chart is now at four as they’ve officially released quarterback Bryce Petty. Rich Cimini of ESPN confirmed this latest release as the Jets did the right thing by letting Petty go.

Petty had more than enough opportunities to step up and potentially be the franchise quarterback the Jets have been looking for. Unfortunately, he wasn’t good at all and played some abysmal football from the most important position on the team.

Instead of dragging things out into training camp, the Jets wisely released Petty which will now give him an opportunity to hopefully sign with another team. No matter what his performance on the field says, the one thing no one can take away from Petty was the fact that he was a professional on and off the field.

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For a franchise that has a terrible history of developing quarterbacks, Petty said and did all the right things when needed and never once ran to the media or displayed any displeasure when the going got tough. Petty will likely be given an opportunity on another team and perhaps the change of scenery would help him rejuvenate his career.

In three seasons with the Jets, Petty totaled 1,353 passing yards, 55 completions, four touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. Yeah, stats, for the most part, easily reveal the big picture and it’s easy to see that Petty simply wasn’t a good quarterback for the Jets. Even after the fact that he was given his entire rookie year to be coached, trained, and developed to step up into a starting role.

Overall, some players have it and some don’t when it comes to their ability to deliver consistent results on the gridiron. While Petty seems like a nice and genuine guy off the field, sometimes things don’t work out. At any rate, Petty had his shot and didn’t capitalize on it with the Jets as he’ll likely be remembered as another bust of a quarterback the franchise thought could be “the guy” but didn’t amount to much of anything where it mattered most.

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