Jets coach Todd Bowles said QB Bryce Petty will be prepared to start this weekend when the team faces the Saints in New Orleans.
Petty was inserted into the starting role after QB Josh McCown was lost for the remainder of the season due to a hand injury.
"He's been taking notes on the sidelines," Bowles said. "He understands when it's going to come, but it's an opportunity for him. He'll get the majority of the reps this week. He'll be well prepared to play come the game on Sunday... we look forward to seeing him play"
Bowles said Petty has learned a great deal from McCown throughout the season, but noted that he is not sure what the team will get until they step on the field.
"Until he plays physically, we won't know that answer," he said.
Shortly after Bowles announed that McCown would miss the rest of the season, the Jets' coach heaped praise on the veteran quarterback for his leadership.
"His leadership meant a lot - from the time he walked in the door, just always doing the right thing, saying the right things and helping everybody on the team, not just offensively, but defensively, as well," Bowles said.
McCown played in 13 games this season in his first season with the Jets. Petty completed two of nine passes for 14 yards in the Jets' 23-0 shutout loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 14.