Josh McCown will miss the remainder of the 2017 season with fractured left hand.

"It's big for him and it's big for us because he's been leading us all year, offensively," said Todd Bowles, explaining the impact of the injury. "For him to go down this late in the season ... it's the next-man-up mentality. The next guy has to step up."

The Jets have lost six of their past eight games.

Bryce Petty will start for the Jets in place ot McCown to finish the season.