Bryce Petty’s season is over. The second year quarterback who was injured making a tackle on a fumble in Saturday’s loss to New England was placed on injured reserve.
Jets place QB Bryce Petty on Injured Reserve https://t.co/4iiMUhxjvN pic.twitter.com/iLGwVdFKhv— New York Jets (@nyjets) December 26, 2016
#Jets QB Bryce Petty suffered a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder while trying to tackle #Patriots CB Malcolm Butler on a turnover— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 26, 2016
This ends a difficult year for Petty. The quarterback’s preseason also ended with a shoulder injury that kept him out for a number of weeks to start the regular season. In between, he started four games.
The Jets did not announce a timeframe for Petty’s recovery. That could be a big deal. Petty really cannot afford to miss much of the offseason program. His play on the field shows that his game needs a lot of work, and that offseason practice time will be necessary for his development. He is already going to be 26 and in his third NFL season by the time the 2017 season rolls around. Petty might need to grow a lot to earn a spot on the 53 man roster next season.