Bryce Petty Could be More Than Just a Camp Arm

The Miami Dolphins added a quarterback on Friday when they claimed Bryce Petty off of waivers after he was released earlier this week by the NY Jets.

Petty's time in New York was a bit of a nightmare as statically he was one of the worst quarterbacks in the league the past two seasons. Petty got poor coaching in New York and had little support around him on the offensive line and with weapons in the passing game.

Petty will be 27 years old in a month and is a long shot to make the Miami Dolphins roster in 2018 at this time. Do not count him out though and think he has no shot of making this team. Bryce Petty will be competing with David Fales and Brock Osweiler for the #2 quarterback position with the Dolphins and it is not like that is impossible competition to beat out. Not to mention Petty will get the best coaching of his life in Miami under Adam Gase.

I would not be stunned in the least if with a change of scenery  and some better coaching Bryce Petty improves as a player and does possibly win the #2 quarterback spot on the Dolphins roster. He will have a full summer to prove himself and a lot of opportunity. It isn't like Osweiler and Fales are exactly Montana and Young here. 

I am happy Miami rolled the dice on someone like Petty who has real life game experience in the NFL and not some undrafted rookie from some small school who would be totally overmatched in training camp. Lots of quarterbacks have had rough starts in the NFL early in their careers and then turned it around on another team in a different situation. 

Again, not saying Bryce Petty is a future starter or anything and come mid August he most likely will be on the street looking for a job again. But could he be our next Matt Moore type possibly if the lightbulb goes off and he gets some fine tuning with the Dolphins coaches? Not totally out of the realm of possibilities. 


  1. I certainly think petty has a shot at making the team. Im not ashamed to admit Petty was my favorite qb in the winston mariota draft although I thought Winston was much better and a natural leader but he had some serious character issues. Petty has a great arm and deep accuracy. Idk if he is a leader or a fast learner but his arm is no joke. Just as good if not better than Oswielers. Im rooting for him. He certainly has more upside than the other two backups.

  2. What is certain is that Qb situation is better now than 2016 and 2017.

  3. I think Oswieler will be the back up. But Petty may surprise. Lets see....


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