New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty has recently cleared himself of injury and claims he’s ready for the New England Patriots on Sunday.
It was a nasty hit set up by a singular play symbolizing the New York Jets porous 2016 season. Either Wesley Johnson snapped the ball too early or the entire Jets offensive line misheard the snap count in the huddle.
It led to a devasting Ndamukong Suh and Cameron Wake sandwich hit on young Bryce Petty, knocking him out of the 34-13 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Saturday night.
Thoughts and prayers go out to the recently deceased Bryce Petty…
— Athlete Advisory™ (@AthleteAdvisory) December 18, 2016
To the dismay of too many, Ryan Fitzpatrick finished up the game. Petty’s status for his club’s Week 16 game against the New England Patriots was in serious doubt. That was, until now.
According to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York, Petty is talking with a positive vibe and has essentially cleared himself to play against the Pats on Saturday.
“It was a good hit — hits, plural,” he said. “I’ll probably put (the picture) up in my man cave at some point. If I can take shots from those two dudes, I think I’ll be all right.”
“I thought something was messed up in there,” Petty said. “Luckily, everything is good and I don’t have to speak in hypotheticals because we’re all cleared and good to go.”
When head coach Todd Bowles was asked about the situation, he remained noncommittal.
“He’s feeling a lot better,” Bowles said. “It’s early in the week, but if he continues to get better, he should be fine.”
Since there was no serious damage done, expect the second-year Baylor product to get the start. It’ll be an interesting one as Bill Belichick will do everything in his power to rudely welcome him to the Jets-Pats rivalry.