Could the New York Jets make Tim Tebow a gameday inactive player this Sunday? They may be leaning that way.
Back in Week 10, Tebow broke a few ribs and played through it. He and the Jets were unaware of the extent of the damage until recently. X-rays didn’t indicate anything out of the norm, but later tests did.
Tebow saw his snaps shrink to a then-season low in Week 11 and then he did not play a single snap at all in Week 12. Now, it looks like the Jets are leaning more and more towards deactivating Tebow altogether.
Rex Ryan will have the final say. It will likely be a game-time decision, just as it was the previous week. The Jets decided to keep Tebow active last week, but they were only going to use him in an emergency.
If the Jets deem that Tebow isn’t healthy enough to suit up, third-stringer Greg McElroy will back up Mark Sanchez. The 24-year-old McElroy has never taken an NFL snap, excluding preseason action.
Tebow has been largely a disappointment in his first season in New York, though through no fault of his own.
The Jets have just been unable to find a niche role for him as they feel that Sanchez is the best quarterback on their roster, and Tebow is better suited for a utility role as a jack-of-all-trades back.
Needless to say, it hasn’t exactly gone the way the Jets or Tebow anticipated. Not much has gone right for New York recently. Tebow was supposed to be an X-factor, but this week it looks they’ll likely be X’ing him out.
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