FootballUpdate on Jets Quarterback Situation Through OTA’s by Staff Post June 7, 2016 Geno Smith (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) The summer OTA’s are well underway for the New York Jets by this point. And the only major piece of the team that is missing is Ryan Fitzpatrick because he and the Jets have yet to come to terms on a new contract.As of right now, it seems as if the Jets are taking inventory on the quarterbacks that are currently on their roster to see if any of them are suitable to start next year. But the hope that one of their young quarterbacks showing signs of being a solid starter have yet to come.Apparently, both Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg have had their struggles in their summer OTA’s thus far. “Right now I expect him to look sloppy because he’s seeing a whole boat load of defenses that are coming at him daily, and there’s going to be a growth period,” said head coach Todd Bowles about on rookie quarterback Christian Hackenberg.Petty has had his struggles as well throwing two interceptions. One bad practice in summer OTA’s does not meant that they can’t turn things around. But Todd Bowles has said that he expects more from Bryce Petty.This quarterback situation clearly gives leverage to Fitzpatrick over the Jets in the free agency market. The Jets have now seen what they have in the quarterback depth chart. Petty is not capable of starting, Hackenberg is not capable of starting, and I would hope that the Jets coaching staff and front office would be hesitant to name Geno Smith the starting quarterback.The Jets should not be criticized for waiting this long and not wanting to overpay Fitzpatrick. The Jets have drafted a quarterback in three of the last four drafts and they wanted to see if one of them was capable to start before giving Fitzpatrick a contract. But hopefully now, they realize that none of their quarterbacks are up for the challenge to lead a “win now” team to the playoffs. Fitzpatrick is the only one that can do it. And because of this, I think a deal between the two sides will be completed sooner rather than later. Post Views: 864The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsStaff PostLatest posts by Staff Post (see all) In The Zone Announces Initial Podcast Lineup - November 13, 2020 The Essential Resources You Need to Start Your Own Gym in 2020 - February 6, 2020 Wilder vs Fury II – How the second fight will be different to the first? - February 5, 2020 Early turnovers, defensive struggles plague the Scarlet Knights - January 26, 2020 Related TopicsBryce PettyChristian HackenbergGeno SmithNew York JetsRyan FitzpatrickTodd Bowles 1 Comment 1 Comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 How Former NFL Scout and Coach Chris Landry Became an Entrepreneur and Sportscaster by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 23, 2021More in Football You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video)On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 111: New York Giants’ Insider John Schmeelk (Audio/Video)On the 111th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video)On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Tea Time with Mel and Jay Ep. 8: Review of Netflix’s “7 Yards”Tea Time with Mel and Jay is a podcast where Melody and Jackie review... New York Sharks Clinch Conference Title With Blow Out Win Over Previously Undefeated Carolina One Year Later, What Does the Future Hold for JPP?