QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will serve as New York's backup quarterback for the remainder of the season, while rookie QB Christian Hackenberg will not play unless starting QB Bryce Petty suffers an injury, head coach Todd Bowles told reporters on Tuesday.
Bowles named Petty the starting quarterback following Monday night's embarrassing 41-10 loss to the Colts, relegating Fitzpatrick to the backup role.
When asked if the rookie quarterback would see any playing time this season, Bowles was quick to say only an injury would lead to Hackenberg taking the field.
"Not unless Bryce gets hurt, I do not see [Hackenberg] getting any playing time," said the head coach.
Bowles went on to add that he had not yet spoken directly to Fitzpatrick regarding the quarterback change, and admitted that he could have done things differently.
"I had a lot on my mind and I got some things off my chest," Bowles said concerning his decision to announce the quarterback change following last night's loss.