NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Josh McCown continues to be the person underneath middle for Todd Bowles and the New York Jets.
A day after his staff dropped to four-6 heading into its bye-week break, Bowles insisted he’s not contemplating making a quarterback change from the 38-yr-previous veteran to both Christian Hackenberg or Bryce Petty.
“I’m not arising with a state of affairs proper now,” Bowles stated throughout a convention name Monday. “We’re going to play the video games, and we’re going to attempt to win every one and take them one by one. Josh can be our quarterback, after which we’ll go from there.”
The Jets’ playoff aspirations took a critical hit Sunday when New York fell 15-10 to brief-handed Tampa Bay, which performed with out quarterback Jameis Winston and large receiver Mike Evans. The loss prompted some followers and media to take a position as to when New York may give Hackenberg or Petty a glance because the Jets play out the season.
“If one thing occurs to Josh, and people two get able to play, they’ll play,” Bowles stated.
That “one thing” can be an damage, and that’s not a far-fetched state of affairs — notably after all of the strain Tampa Bay placed on McCown. He was sacked six occasions and the Buccaneers completed with 14 quarterback hits, sending McCown to the bottom typically.
McCown stated it was “truthful” to ask him about whether or not he felt sore a day later.
“It’s a part of the sport,” he stated. “You simply take the hits, so to talk, and transfer on. Fortunately, nothing main, and now we simply take this time to heal up and make the most of the bye and are available again at it.”
Bowles stated the Jets’ aim stays making an attempt to win every recreation, and clearly believes McCown provides them one of the best probability to take action — regardless of New York dropping 4 of its previous 5.
Some annoyed followers took to social media and New York-space sports activities radio to name for McCown to sit and for the Jets to see whether or not Hackenberg, a second-rounder final yr, or Petty, a fourth-rounder in 2015, can set up themselves as the reply at quarterback for the longer term.
“My strategy is that I give my all to the position that I’m in,” McCown stated of the excitement. “If that modifications, then I’ll regulate accordingly, however I don’t actually take note of what outdoors opinions are or any of that stuff.”
McCown, in his first season in New York, had been principally strong in his previous few video games…