Bryce Petty will reportedly return to Baylor for his senior season. When asked about potentially leaving for the NFL, Petty said that he has no intentions of bolting for the big leagues.
Baylor QB Bryce Petty on possibly leaving early for NFL – “I will definitely be back next year”
— Ricardo LeCompte (@RicardoLeCompte) December 2, 2013
Petty’s decision to remain in college for another year means that he will likely be one of the top quarterbacks in the 2015 NFL Draft. By staying for an additional year, he avoids a deep quarterback class that potentially includes Teddy Bridgewater, Tajh Boyd, James Franklin, Brett Hundley, Johnny Manziel, A.J. McCarron, Zach Mettenberger, and Aaron Murray.
Entering the 2014 season, Petty will also be one of the preseason Heisman favorites. Heading into Baylor’s game against Texas on Saturday, the Bears’ final regular-season game of 2013, Petty had accrued over 3,700 yards of total offense and 39 touchdowns. With Baylor’s high-powered offense, and coming off a statement junior season, he will undoubtedly garner plenty of attention from voters.