According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Miami Dolphins have claimed former New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty off waivers.
Source: the Dolphins have claimed former Jets QB Bryce Petty off of waivers.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 4, 2018
Petty became expendable when the Jets drafted Sam Darnold 3rd overall in this year’s draft.
By releasing Petty, the Jets remain invested in former 2nd-round pick Christian Hackenberg – who has yet to see the field since being drafted 51st overall in 2016.
Petty was audibly disgruntled with the Jets during his tenure, thinking he deserved more of an opportunity while the team would give starting opportunities to Geno Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh McCown instead.
It’s hard to fault the Jets for looking elsewhere. The former 4th-round pick (103rd overall) started 7 games between 2016-2017, completing 53.1% of his passes while throwing for 1353 yards, 4TDs and 10INTs.
Petty is expected to compete with David Fales for the 3rd QB spot on the depth chart. It is highly unlikely he surpasses Brock Osweiler as Ryan Tannehill‘s backup, though the camp battle will be interesting to watch.
By claiming Petty, the Dolphins brass can try and poach some knowledge about the Jets and their players. Just expect New York to do the same when Miami makes a cut later in the year.
An article featuring Petty wouldn’t be complete without this honorary GIF. It’s just too bad Ndamukong Suh isn’t around anymore to half-heartedly apologize for the injury.
— Marc Hochman (@MarcHochman) December 18, 2016
It was a 28-yard completion by the way.