Published: Mon, December 11, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Josh McCown leaves game following Shane Ray hit

Josh McCown leaves game following Shane Ray hit

New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown, who played every offensive snap in the first 12 games, was ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos after breaking his left (non-throwing) hand in the third quarter.

Jets quarterback Josh McCown was knocked from the game twice by hard hits, including a clean shot by pass rusher Shane Ray in the third quarter that left McCown with an injured left hand.

The Broncos had a 10-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

With the season on the line, Gang Green didn't even bother showing up.

After their opening drive stalled at the Jets 13, the Broncos settled for a 31-yard field goal by Brandon McManus. Denver put a quick 10 points on the board and never looked back.

Let's not forget - the Jets just got done dismantling the defense of the Kansas City Chiefs, the team atop the AFC West right now.

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Although he achieved career highs for most passing yards, passing touchdowns and rushing touchdowns in a season through the first 12 games, McCown once again looked like the 38-year-old journeyman some Jets fans thought they were getting in free agency. He lost a fumble and threw an interception.

McCown was replaced by Bryce Petty. He passed Sharpe during the game, and is now only behind wide receiver Rod Smith, via The Denver Post's Nicki Jhabvala. McCown was also relieved by Petty for one play during the first half of Sunday's game, as he took a hit to his midsection on a head-first slide.

That they lost to the Broncos (4-9), who had lost eight straight, is inexcusable.

BAD DRAFT? A snapshot of why the Broncos have fallen so far from their Super Bowl title just 22 months ago: among their inactives Sunday were these members of the 2017 draft class who were healthy scratches: CB Brendan Langley, RB De'Angelo Henderson and PR Isaiah McKenzie, who was benched for the second time after committing his sixth fumble. Broncos lineman Adam Gotsis jumped on it at the Jets' 20, setting the Broncos up with great field position. Thomas beat Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne on the play, getting Claiborne turned around and grabbing at him.

McCown exited the game on the ensuing drive after appearing to injure his back after an 8-yard run.

Petty didn't play as a rookie in 2015. Safety Darian Stewart made the interception, cutting in front of the intended receiver Robby Anderson, along the sideline to make the play.

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