The New York Jets are changing the guard at quarterback. The culture is changing at 1 Jets Drive. Plus looking ahead to the Saints.
It’s going to be weird on Sunday if you’re tuning in to see the New York Jets play. That’s of course because Bryce Petty will be starting at quarterback.
For an organization that is used to a revolving door at quarterback, that hasn’t been the case this season. An ironman of sorts, Josh McCown was having a career year with gang green. But of course, you know by now, McCown’s ironman streak will come to an end on Sunday.
But just because he’s out for the season that doesn’t mean he didn’t make an impact on this program. Matt Forte joined Good Morning Football on NFL Network to talk about the culture change that has taken place this season.
— GMFB (@gmfb) December 12, 2017
Do you remember last season when the Jets locker-room had a variety of issues?
- Sheldon Richardson’s inappropriate Snapchat videos
- Ryan Fitzpatrick imploding
- That revolving door at quarterback
- Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker drama
It’s so beautiful, they grow up so fast (wipes away tear).
Hopefully, the Jets bring back McCown, either as a backup or bridge quarterback if they draft a rookie passer. Or if they bring in a veteran quarterback in free agency, they can bring McCown on as a coach.
He’s obviously well respected in that locker room and has a wide base of knowledge to fall back on. The Cleveland Browns tried to offer him a similar gig last season, hopefully, the Jets can get the job done.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) December 12, 2017
Which means it’ll be Petty time under center. Expectations should be set at a marginal level at best. He looked awful in minimal reps in Denver and has a bit of rust.
This New Orleans Saints team is one of the best in the league and the Jets are the poor unfortunate souls that have to travel down to the Big Easy to play them.
Thanks to the New York Jets Media Relations Department, here’s a first-hand look at this Jets vs. Saints game on Sunday:
— NYJ Communications (@NYJetsPR) December 12, 2017
While Jeremy Kerley is eligible to return this week, head coach Todd Bowles made some cryptic comments indicating they may not bring him back this week. I think this isn’t as much a detriment to Kerley as it is praise of how well the Jets receiving corps has done without him.
Look at Robby Anderson and Jermaine Kearse’s success. Plus it’s time the Jets give more reps to the youngsters in Chad Hansen and ArDarius Stewart.