Bryce Petty earned a negative grade versus Falcons
There was a lot of buzz about New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty after last night’s performance, and despite the good-looking stats (12-for-19, 168 yards, 109.1 passer rating), Petty still had more negatives than positives in his performance. He finished with a -3.4 grade.
The box score did not capture his two passes that should have been intercepted — one of which was a terrible decision to throw to a waiting cornerback at the end of the half — and it also didn’t capture his decision run out of bounds to take a sack rather than throwing the ball away.
There were some positives to his game, as he showed nice arm strength to zip passes into a couple of tight windows, and he laid out a pretty deep ball to Saalim Hakim for a 46-yard gain in the middle of the fourth.
But overall, there is still a lot of work to be done. His stats would certainly look different if Atlanta cornerbacks played the ball better and intercepted both of Petty’s ill-advised throws. Starter Ryan Fitzpatrick is still in no danger of losing his job.