Josh McCown is still the man under center for Todd Bowles and the New York Jets. A day after his team dropped to 4-6 heading into its bye-week break, Bowles insisted he’s not considering making a quarterback change from the 38-year-old veteran to either Christian Hackenberg or Bryce Petty. “I’m not coming up with a scenario right now,” Bowles said during a conference call Monday. “We’re going to play the games, and we’re going to try to win each one and take them one at a time. Josh will be our quarterback, and then we’ll go from there.” The Jets’ playoff aspirations took a serious hit Sunday when New York fell 15-10 to short-handed Tampa Bay, which played without quarterback Jameis Winston and wide receiver Mike Evans. The loss prompted some fans and media to speculate as to when New York might give Hackenberg or Petty a look as the Jets play out the season. “If something happens to Josh, and those two get ready to play, they’ll play,” Bowles said. That “something” would be an injury, and that’s not a far-fetched scenario — particularly after all the pressure Tampa Bay put on McCown. He was sacked six times and the Buccaneers finished with 14 quarterback hits, sending McCown to the ground often.
Jets Have No Plans To Cave To Public Pressure — McCown To Remain Starter
CBS New York | Nov 14