New York Jets' Bryce Petty had a rocky outing
Dec 5, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty (9) walks off the field after throwing an interception against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Colts defeated the Jets 41-10. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Bryce Petty came in to relieve Ryan Fitzpatrick in Monday night’s New York Jets debacle. Unfortunately, Petty didn’t look too good either.

Monday night’s loss was brutal for the New York Jets. There was minimal effort in the 41-10 blowout shellacking. The one thing the Jets did right was allowing Bryce Petty to get some action.

The issue is that once he came in, he didn’t play that great either.

Against a prevent defense, Petty was 11-for-25 for 135 yards, a touchdown, and two picks. He had a completion percentage of under 50 percent, which is pretty awful, and a QBR of 27.9 — which was actually worse than Fitzpatrick’s.

To be fair, he needs to play the game from the start to have a fair assessment, which is exactly what the Jets will give him as Todd Bowles said that Petty will start the remaining four games.

Let’s take a look at the bad from last night:

Petty tried to force the ball to Robby Anderson, his favorite target. He forgot about the safety, which is something that needs to be worked out. I liked that Petty was allowed to take more shots down the field, but he has to be smarter than that.

During the first pick, he was trying to make a play downfield and missed the safety. The second pick was much worse:

Petty never looked off Anderson. He stared him down the entire time and it was an easy interception. He had Enunwa over the middle but instead never looked off his safety net.

There were some drops, mostly Robby Anderson drops, along with some missed throws. Petty seemed too locked in on one target, which can ultimately be a recipe for disaster.

Just because all this negativity is depressing, we can talk about the positive with him. His arm is extremely strong. He made a couple of really nice throws. If he figures out accuracy and to go through progressions, he has a chance to be a productive QB.

Robby Anderson can also be a real nice deep threat. That too is a positive. If Petty, or whoever the next Jets QB may be, can hit him down the field with some consistency, he can be a real dangerous weapon.

For now, hold your breath on Petty. Obviously, Jets’ fans want to see someone else other than Fitz, but Petty might just not be very good.

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I'm a Jets, Islanders and Mets fan from Long Island. I'm the General Manager of my college radio station WFTU Riverhead where I also do a sports talk show called "This Week In Sports". In addition to ESNY I'm a co-editor of EyesOnIsles.com. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take -Wayne Gretzky" -Michael Scott