The hits just keep on coming from the New York Jets, as the team announced this morning that much maligned quarterback Mark Sanchez will be back at the helm of the offense as the team faces the Buffalo Bills this weekend. That’s right, apparently recently anointed starter Greg McElroy is being evaluated for a possible concussion and won’t start this weekend. And Tim Tebow is being passed over, yet again, for the second time in less than two weeks.
The circus that is the Jets seems to be never ending. The best thing that could happen to this team is to have a (relatively) quiet final week of the season and head into the offseason prepared to start from scratch. Unfortunately for the Jets and their fans, if recent history is any indication, the final week of the season is unlikely to be quiet. The organization clearly needs some time to be able to reflect on itself, from top to bottom, in an attempt to find some answers.
It’s likely that McElroy is the only quarterback on the roster that the club wants to keep around. However, it is very possible that Sanchez will remain in New York, simply because there are likely very few teams willing to take on his bloated contract. And as far as Tebow goes, well he never really had a shot with the Jets from the beginning.
The best hope for the team is that Sanchez plays well enough to dupe a team into taking a shot on him, allowing the Jets to unload the drama and contract that Sanchez commands. Then they can try to figure out if McElroy is their guy or if they need to look elsewhere.