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Hackenberg, Petty Split First-Team Reps

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By Glenn Naughton

Earlier this week as a guest on the Micheal Kay show, Jets head coach Todd Bowles told hosts Michael Kay and Don LaGreca that the team had not yet decided on who Gang Green’s back-up quarterback would be for their Sunday showdown against the Cleveland Browns, Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg.

The hosts wondered aloud if Bowles mentioning of Hackenberg, he of the media-imposed red shirt season, was simply “coach speak”, or a real possibility.

Well, it seems we now have our answer.

While fielding questions from the media during his press conference earlier today, Bowles told reporters that both Petty and Hackenberg both got reps with the first-team offense.

Should Hackenberg get the nod, it means one of two things, 1) Hackenberg has developed at the speed of light after a pre-season in which he was very underwhelming or 2) Bryce Petty’s stock has plummeted in the eyes of the decision-makers at 1 Jets Drive.

Bowles said the team will announce Ryan Fitzpatrick’s back-up later in the week.

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

Glenn Naughton

Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.



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