Jets HC Todd Bowles announced following Monday night’s loss to the Colts that QB Bryce Petty will start the team’s final four games of the season.
Bowles added that this was the plan all along, despite the fact that they went with Ryan Fitzpatrick as their starter again this week.
Bowles didn’t rule out the possibility of rookie QB Christian Hackenberg being activated for their final four games and said it will be discussed this week.
Petty, 25, is a former fourth-round pick of the Jets back in May of last year. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $2,833,696 contract and stands to make a base salary of $525,000 for the 2016 season.
Entering tonight’s game, Petty had appeared in two games and completed 61.8 percent of his passes for 182 yards, one touchdown and one interception.