Former NY Jets quarterback Bryce Petty has a new home with division rivals Miami Dolphins. After failing to land a quarterback in the draft, Miami added a fourth quarterback to their roster via the waiver wire. The drafting of Sam Darnold made him surplus to requirements in Big Apple.
The former Baylor Bears two-year starter had seen limited action in his time in NY, throwing only 245 passes. However, Dolphins fans will likely recall Petty from his backfield meeting with Suh and Wake, dubbed the Petty Sandwich.
Likely just a camp arm, Petty does at least have a chance to prove himself in a quarterback room that features only Brock Osweiler as genuine competition for the backup spot. David Fales completes the Dolphins current quarterbacks.
Petty Has Some Potential Upside
The move came as somewhat of a surprise after reports after the draft that the Jets were receiving trade offers. For him to be cut seems odd, but he was clearly surplus to requirements in New York.
Sources: Teams are now contacting the #Jets about potentially acquiring QB Bryce Petty. Same thing happened before last season, by NYJ resisted. With No. 3 pick Sam Darnold in the fold, they are more open to it.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 27, 2018
Originally drafted in the fourth round of the 2015 draft, Petty has seen very limited action. When he did see the field he struggled more often than he looked good. At Baylor however, he showed enough potential to be considered a development project. He showed regression in his second season in the NFL. Some of that will be down to the poor Jets offense, ranking 24th on pass offense. However, his lack of pocket awareness, and poor play recognition further increased his struggles.