Jones has gotten really into his Jet nickname. A quick scan of Jones’ Twitter account reveals that he’s even started his own hashtag, #JetLife, to celebrate the name. His new line of apparel is centered around his Jet persona, too. There’s no question that Jones would jump at the chance to show off his nickname during a game, too.
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Dobbs was immediately thrust into a starting role with the Steelers — but it was just for the team’s preseason opener as Ben Roethlisberger stayed glued to the sideline. Returns on that opening performance were mixed. He completed just over 50 percent of his passes and threw a pair of interceptions, but the franchise will bank on him to overtake underwhelming Landry Jones as he develops as an NFL quarterback.
The University of Pittsburgh hasn’t produced a good NFL quarterback since Dan Marino, but that hasn’t stopped Bills fans — and players — from hitching their wagon to Peterman. As the team’s only healthy passer — starter Tyrod Taylor and backup T.J. Yates are both currently in the league’s concussion protocol — he’ll have the opportunity to start Thursday’s preseason game and potentially beyond. With Buffalo selling assets for draft picks in what looks like a tanking year, Peterman could be in line for regular season playing time as the team evaluates its roster.