Despite another dispiriting loss, and with the playoffs just about out of reach, Jets head coach Todd Bowles has again resisted making a quarterback change. Rather than turn to 26-year-old backup Bryce Petty or 22-year-old Christian Hackenberg, Bowles said he is again sticking with his regular starter: 38-year-old Josh McCown. "He's playing well right now," Bowles said Monday on a conference call with the media. "Josh is our quarterback." That is not likely to change any time soon, as multiple team sources have told SNY over the last few weeks. The Jets are adamant that they will not make a quarterback change while the team is still mathematically alive in the AFC playoff race (they're two games back with five to go), and those sources said that barring an injury to McCown, the Jets have no plans currently in place to insert Petty or Hackenberg into a game at all this year. Surely, there could be a change if McCown's play slips. However, the Jets have been generally pleased with McCown's overall play, including his 19-of-36, 307-yard, three-touchdown performance in Sunday's 35-27 loss to the Carolina Panthers. That game, of course, included a terrible fumble that Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly returned for a touchdown to give the Panthers a late lead.
Bowles plans to stick with McCown at QB
SNY TV | Nov 27