As the result of being sacked 11 times in the loss to the San Diego Chargers last week, New York Jets starting quarterback Greg McElroy has suffered a possible concussion and will sit in the regular-season finale against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday according to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com:
The New York Jets’ three-quarterback circus turned surreal Thursday morning, when Rex Ryan announced that Greg McElroy was being evaluated for a possible concussion and won’t play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills in the season finale.
Bypassing Tim Tebow for the second time in two weeks, Ryan said Mark Sanchez will start the game — yet another blow to Tebow, who has complained openly about his lack of opportunities this season.
The move to start Sanchez over Tebow has sparked controversy once again in New York the four-year veteran not happy about being passed over once again according to head coach Rex Ryan via Cimini:
“Obviously, Tim isn’t happy with it, as you’d expect,” Ryan said.
It has become painfully clear that the Jets’ coaching staff has no intention of putting Tebow under center with the fear that he might actually be successful and the team may take considerable backlash for not starting him earlier in the season over Sanchez and McElroy.
Regardless of Ryan’s decision to go with Sanchez once again, Tebow has clearly wasted a year of his life and NFL career in New York. There’s no question at this point in time that Tebow will be headed elsewhere at season’s end with New York having no intentions on holding on to Tebow.
With the former Heisman trophy winner only creating a media circus when not the starter, the Jets must part ways with arguably the most popular backup quarterback in league.
As for Sanchez, the team appears to be leaning towards keeping him in the off-season as a result of a trade being virtually impossible to pull off with his current contract. Tebow on the other hand will most likely be released by the team and may receive considerable interest from his hometown Jacksonville Jaguars.