New York Jets: Bryce Petty to Make First NFL Start

November 13, 2016 • Ben Heck • AFC, AFC East, Breaking News, Front Page, New York Jets

Well, it appears as though the 3-6 New York Jets may be folding.

With the Los Angles Rams coming into town this afternoon, head coach Todd Bowles will be turning to 25-year old second-year quarterback Bryce Petty.

The inexperienced quarterback will make his first career NFL start today, becoming the third Jets’ QB to make a start this season.

Ryan Fitzpatrick (2-6) began the season as starter prior to being benched in favor of Geno Smith (1-0). Following an injury to Geno (knee), Fitzpatrick took the starting reins back over. But Fitzy is ailing with an MCL sprain in his knee, and Bowles is set to hand over the starting spot – for this week, at least – to the former Baylor standout.

Last Sunday marked the first appearance Petty has made during his two years in the league, as he went 2-for-2 for 19 yards passing in a loss to Miami.

Photo: Rich Schultz/Getty Images

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