ESPN Jets beat writer Rich Cimini answer a question about rookie Bryce Petty beating out Geno Smith for the starting QB job.
Cimini: I'll tell you what I've seen from Bryce Petty: arm talent. His arm is good enough to make all the throws. But, as you know from watching Geno Smith, it takes more than a good arm to be an effective quarterback. We won't know about Petty's intangibles until we see him in game conditions, facing a live pass rush. Some fans might be hoping he pulls a Russell Wilson, a middle-round pick who blows away everyone from day one. The Jets would love to see that happen, but Wilson's advantage was that he already was well-versed in the Seattle Seahawks' offense, having played in a West Coast system in college. That's not the case with Petty, who played in an up-tempo spread at Baylor. There will be a steep learning curve.
Cimini went on to add the Jets coaches like Petty's moxie and believe he has that "it" factor. But there's a long way to go before the season. Ryan Fitzpatrick could also be a factor in the Jets QB job.