For the second straight year, teams are contacting the Jets about a potential trade for Bryce Petty. While Ian Rapoport of NFL.com notes the Jets resisted previous offers in 2017, they are more open to moving the fourth-year quarterback now (Twitter link).
Teams have made pitches to the Jets for Petty, per Rapoport, and a deal would make sense given that the franchise now has Sam Darnold in the fold and five quarterbacks on its roster. With the Jets extremely unlikely to bring all five to training camp, at least one and possibly two, will have to go between now and then. And Petty may be the likeliest drop candidate.
Sam Darnold and Josh McCown are locks for Gang Green’s 53-man roster, with Teddy Bridgewater‘s position contingent upon his health. Petty and Christian Hackenberg are the wild cards here, with the former having been the previous option as the injury replacement when maladies befell Ryan Fitzpatrick in 2016 and McCown last season. However, Petty’s auditions have mostly gone poorly. So, it wouldn’t bee a surprise to see the Jets move him.
The soon-to-be 27-year-old quarterback has one season remaining on his rookie contract. He’s 1-6 in seven starts and a career 53.1 percent passer, having thrown four touchdown passes compared to 10 interceptions.