The Jets now have Petty as the backup to Josh McCown with Christian Hackenberg listed as their No. 3 quarterback.
It’s interesting to hear that the Jets weren’t willing to trade Petty, given the presence of Hackenberg and the belief that the team’s long-term starter likely isn’t on their current roster. However, it appears the Jets may have more faith in Petty than they’ve been letting on or the compensation being offered just didn’t come close to what they felt was reasonable for him.
It wouldn’t be surprising to see Petty in action at some point this year, which should give the Jets a better idea of what they really have in him.
Petty, 26, is a former fourth-round pick of the Jets back in 2015. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $2,833,696 contract and set to make base salaries of $615,000 and $705,000 over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2016, Petty appeared in six games for the Jets and completed 56.4 percent of his passes for 809 yards receiving to go along with three touchdowns and seven interceptions.