Monday May 11th, 2015

Baylor coach Art Briles said the New York Jets fans are "in for a big treat" with quarterback Bryce Petty, according to the New York Daily News.

The Jets selected Petty in the fourth round of this year's NFL draft.

In two seasons as Baylor's starter, Petty passed for more than 8,000 yards with 61 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while leading Baylor to a 22-4 record.

From the Daily News:

“He’s a great player,” Briles said. “Was Joe Montana in a system? Is Tom Brady in a system? Everybody’s in a system. It’s just about how you adapt. He’ll do well in whatever he’s asked to do. ... RG3 won an NFC East title and was NFL Rookie of the Year. Then he got ‘systemized.’ So, I mean, let them play.

“A lot of other people have the same beliefs that run styles of the spread offense. It’s sprinkled throughout the league.”

SI.com ranked the 6'3,'' 230-pound Petty fifth in its pre-draft quarterback rankings, noting that he "is in his infancy when it comes to calling plays and fully running an offense—the Baylor attack was tailored to place as little pressure on his shoulders as possible.

"But the combination of what Petty did in college and the physical attributes he possesses makes for an intriguing prospect."

The other quarterbacks on the Jets' roster are Geno Smith, Matt Simms and Ryan Fitzpatrick, who was acquired in a trade in March.

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