2. Bryce Petty (QB-NYJ)
- 24-years old, 6’3”, 230 lbs.
- 103 overall selection, 2015 (NYJ)
- College Career: 8,195 yards, 62 TD, 10 INT
- Contract: 3-years remaining, $663,424 cap hit in 2016
In hitchhiking off of Fitz’s page, Bryce Petty
is might be that future we speak about.
Honestly, if you say you know the kid is a bonafide stud, you are lying.
Petty is a fourth-round selection who most deem as a project. He’s a kid with many physical positives, yet remains so far off as it relates to reading defenses that he’s nowhere near competing for the starting spot.
We know this by using our noggin.
Think about it. Nobody is closer to the Jets quarterback situation than Ryan Fitzpatrick, yet Fitz is completely willing to call the Jets bluff. He’s willing to take this negotiation all the way until the end.
Because he understands Mike Mac and the organization have zero faith in the current QBs on the roster. If they did, they would’ve already given Fitz a hard-line stance and simply said “we are moving on.”
Instead, immediately following the season ending, Maccagnan proclaimed Fitzpatrick as the starter.
Does this mean Petty can’t be the future? Of course not. He can, and if he shows his rumored “improvement” in OTAs and carries it into training camp, having Petty start in 2016 would be a huge win for the franchise. He costs very little against the cap and is under contract for three more seasons.
The problem is, he’s just not at that level, yet, and we don’t know if he’ll ever get there.
Considering that, and that only, we can’t realistically put him at No. 1 on this list, despite how great it would work out all the way around.