Bryce Petty’s days with Jets could be numbered, as Kieran Darcy of ESPN.com writes. The second-year quarterback finds himself fighting for a job with starter Ryan Fitzpatrick, backup Geno Smith, and rookie Christian Hackenberg likely filling the top three QB spots. For what it’s worth, Fitzpatrick says that Petty has looked sharp as of late.
“The thing that I’ve noticed, the more comfortable Bryce is getting, the more decisive he’s getting, the better the ball’s coming out of his hand,” Fitzpatrick said. “He can really throw the ball. It’s just a matter of that decisiveness, not overthinking things, being able to dissect what’s going on before the ball is snapped. “I thought he did a great job in the first preseason game. His stats were what they were, but in terms of how confident and comfortable he looked out there, it was a big step up from last year.”
More from the Meadowlands:
- Giants long snapper Zak DeOssie is in a fight for a job, George Willis of the New York Post writes. After undergoing wrist surgery in December, the team had some doubts about DeOssie’s grip strength and snapping ability, prompting them to keep Tyler Ott on the roster. DeOssie, 32, is one of four remaining players from the 2011 Super Bowl team along with Manning, Victor Cruz, and Jason Pierre-Paul – for now.
- Giants kicker Josh Brown‘s fourth-degree domestic violence charge in 2015 was dropped five days after his arrest, James Kratch of NJ.com writes. Brown was suspended for one game by the NFL for a violation of its personal conduct policy, though the league did not specifically disclose whether the arrest was the reason for his suspension. According to the police report, Brown grabbed the victim’s wrist while she was picking up a phone.
- Jets quarterback Geno Smith won’t rule out a future with the team beyond 2016.
- Eli Apple isn’t the only Giants rookie that can make an impact this season, scouting guru Dave-Te Thomas tells PFR.