Bar needs to be raised on Petty Dan Leberfeld

This isn’t a T-Ball league, it’s the NFL.

When your number is called, even if you didn’t get a lot of reps in practice, you need to get the job done.

After Jets starting QB Josh McCown broke his left in the third quarter at Denver, backup QB Bryce Petty entered the game, and finished 2-9 for 14 yards.

Some people are making excuses that he was rusty after not playing for a while. Some people are also saying he didn’t get a lot of reps in practice since he entered the game as the backup.

As Herman Edwards loves to say, “No excuses, not explanations.”

When your number is called, you need to perform.

Look, I understand, the Broncos’ defense was playing on a high level, and McCown didn’t fair much better, but that doesn’t excuse Petty’s accuracy issues.

Moving forward, he needs to be more accurate. There were three deep outs in Denver – two to Jermaine Kearse and one to Austin Seferian-Jenkins – that weren’t even close.

There is a good chance Petty starts the Jets’ last three games of the season.

He needs to be more accurate.

End of story.