There is some ability here #nyj

At Jets practices on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, rookie free agent quarterback Jake Heaps was getting more reps than Bryce Petty.

Heaps clearly hasn’t moved ahead of Petty, however Chan Gailey just decided to give Heaps more reps this week

I had really low expectations for Heaps. After all as a senior transfer, he got beat out by a freshman at the University of Miami last year. What’s up with that?

But you know what, watching Heaps closely on Tuesday and Wednesday, I have to admit, he’s better than I thought.

Heaps and wide receiver Walt Powell (who is having a terrific camp) had several really nice connections on Wednesday, including a deep out over Antonio Cromartie. Heaps also had a couple nice completions on bootlegs to the left side, throwing against his body.

Heaps spent a couple of years at Kansas playing for Charlie Weis. And while the Jayhawks struggled under the former Jets’ assistant and Notre Dame coach, they played a pro-offense, and this clearly helped Heaps maturation process.

Heaps looks like a good practice squad candidate for the Jets, and if he continues to develop, maybe he can be a factor in their quarterback equation down the road.

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Dan Leberfeld
Dan Leberfeld
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