With no quarterback in the draft, the Dolphins were searching to add one more before the start of Organized Team Activities this month and did so today by claiming Bryce Petty off waivers from the Jets.
Petty, who turns 27 soon, joins David Fales and Brock Osweiler in the competition to earn the backup job behind Ryan Tannehill.
The Jets drafted him in the fourth round in 2015, making him the fifth quarterback selected that year. He appeared in 10 games, including seven starts, and posted a passer rating of 57.7. He completed 53.1 percent of his attempts, averaged 135.3 yards per game and threw four touchdown passes against 10 interceptions. He was also sacked 21 times.
Petty became particularly expendable once New York drafted Sam Darnold at No. 3 overall last week.
In South Florida, Petty is best known for a play in 2016 when Dolphins defensive linemen Cameron Wake and Ndamukong Suh converged on him in the backfield for an incredibly violent sack. The Dolphins had a photo of that hit on the wall of their auditorium.
Here’s the play:
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