Bryce Petty is showing what Texas tough is all about. After receiving a brutal hit last week against the Miami Dolphins, the Jets quarterback left the game and appeared he would miss extended time.
But the former Midlothian quarterback and two-time all-American at Baylor said he plans to play this Saturday — against a fierce New England defense at that.
Two Miami defensive linemen — Ndamukong Suh and Cameron Wake — met at the quarterback to make a Petty sandwich. Petty remained on the ground several minutes before getting helped off.
Petty has been back at practice after medical tests came back negative, and he told reporters he intends to play against the division-leading Patriots.
From a report on newyorkjets.com, there was a miscommunication among the Jets offensive line that freed up Suh and Wake unimpeded to squash Petty. Jets center Wesley Johnson apologized to Petty in the form of chocolate chip cookies.
Ryan Fitzpatrick started most of the season before Petty replaced him. Head coach Todd Bowles had said earlier in the season that he wanted to see “what I have quarterback with Bryce.” Petty led Baylor to a pair of Big 12 titles and owns 31 school records, two Big 12 records and one NCAA record.
Petty won the 2014 Bobby Bowden Award and was the 2015 Cotton Bowl MVP. As a professional, he has completed 75-of-130 passes for 809 yards and three touchdowns to go with six interceptions.
The Jets are 4-10 while the Patriots are 12-2. Saturday’s game will be at noon in Foxboro, Mass.
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