The New York Jets have been a disaster in 2012, with the failings of quarterback Mark Sanchez and the team’s inability to score points enough to win games. The Jets will run Greg McElroy out there to start for the team this week to try to reverse the problems that have plunged this team into the depths of the National Football League. I’m not sure that McElroy is the answer though, and the Jets should be looking for a new direction in 2013.
McElroy is a nice backup quarterback, putting some life into the offense a couple of weeks back when he came in for Sanchez and got the team a win. The problem with this is that the team has zero confidence in their backup quarterback in Tim Tebow, and is going straight to the third-string QB. Should Tebow be starting for the Jets? I would say yes, just to see if he is worth keeping on the roster for 2013. McElroy, though, at least gives the team a chance to win, unlike what Tebow does and his lack of passing ability.
It is time to clean house completely in New York, all the way from the general manager, through head coach Rex Ryan; and they need to find a way to get rid of Sanchez and Tebow in the offseason. I don’t know where the Jets turn for a new head coach or even a new starting quarterback – this is going to be long and tough road ahead for the Jets’ organization in figuring out what to do next.
Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.