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Josh McCown Has a Broken Left Hand

NFL: New York Jets at Denver Broncos Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

In the Jets’ 23-0 loss today, Josh McCown took a brutal beating from the Denver defense, leaving the game twice after grimacing throughout. Afterwards, Todd Bowles revealed that McCown suffered a broken left hand. This injury likely ends his season, though a final word hasn’t been given yet. At the least, we can’t expect him to go next week.

That leaves Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg as the remaining quarterbacks, finally giving the Jets a chance to evaluate their young signal callers as their playoff hopes have vanished. Petty struggled mightily in his limited appearance in Colorado. Hackenberg hasn’t put on a helmet yet this regular season.

It looks like Petty will be the starter for now.

Before we light the torch to begin yet another Great Jets Quarterback Debate, let’s give Josh McCown some credit for what he accomplished.

McCown won only five games as a Jets starter. Due to his age and mediocrity, he should not be an option to start next year. With all that being said, don’t forget that in the middle of all this McCown has a broken hand and he shouldn’t be simply tossed aside for the sake our debates. He’s a person too. Not to celebrate mediocrity, but it’s fair to appreciate what he did do in a Jets uniform.

Nevertheless, the Jets’ search for the man of the future starts back up yet again. Where do the Jets go from here?


Are the Jets making the right move starting Petty over Hackenberg?

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  • 36%
    Yes, Petty deserves to start until/unless he gets hurt
    (242 votes)
  • 42%
    Yes, but Hackenberg needs to get a start eventually
    (281 votes)
  • 13%
    No, Petty had his chance, Hackenberg should get final 3
    (86 votes)
  • 7%
    No, Hack should get first crack, followed by Petty
    (50 votes)
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