Greg McElroy’s time as the New York Jets quarterback is not over. It appears that Jets head coach Rex Ryan may start McElroy again on Sunday when the Jets travel to Jacksonville.
CBS Sports is reporting that there is a 65 percent chance that McElroy will start on Sunday but that head coach Rex Ryan had yet to meet with Mike Tannebaum, the teams general manager. Tannenbaum moved up to draft Sanchez and has rewarded him handily with contracts, and Sanchez is likely bound to New York next season with $8.25 million fully guaranteed on his deal with no offsets and language requiring that full sum to be paid within 30 days if the former first-round pick is released.
On Sunday McElroy was called in to replace a ineffective Mark Sanchez. Tim Tebow who had been perceived as the Jets backup was inactive for the game on Sunday while dealing with a rib injury.
A portion of the Jets fan base had advocated a switch to Tebow for weeks leading up to Sunday’s game against Arizona. Despite their cries the Jets steadfastly stuck with Sanchez.
That was until Sunday when he was pulled following a three interception game which saw him complete just 10-of-21 passes for 92 yards. When Greg McElroy replaced him he led the Jets on a drive that culminated in a one-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Cumberland.
McElroy finished the day 5-of-7 for 29 yards and a touchdown.
For what its worth Tebow has declined to engage anyone about the quarterback situation. Though his fan base could obviously be upset with the teams decision to shy away from starting Sanchez.