The quarterback situation with the New York Jets has been one of the hottest topics of the NFL this season considering how many people believe Tim Tebow should be given a chance with all of the struggles surrounding Mark Sanchez. However, a quarterback not named Tebow has officially entered the mix of quarterback controversy–which could make an interesting decision from Rex Ryan heading into Week 14.
Sanchez was replaced by Greg McElroy late in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals after completing just 10 of 21 passes for 97 yards to go along with three interceptions. While McElroy’s numbers (5 of 7 passes for 29 yards) may not have been anything to brag about, the fact that his touchdown-scoring drive ended up being the difference maker in the 7-6 win has everyone talking about whether or not the former Alabama star should be given the starting gig for Week 14.
For a former first-round pick earning the type of money he’s making for the 2012 season, Sanchez has received every opportunity in the world to prove himself as a starter and the fact that he’s throw for just over 2,300 passing yards to go along with 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions is unacceptable.
They may be 5-7 at this point in the season, but New York still has a slim chance when it comes to making the playoffs. With this in mind, there really shouldn’t be a quarterback controversy just yet with the Jets considering McElroy only played one full quarter and it’s too difficult to tell whether or not he’s the answer–so Ryan would be better off keeping Sanchez for at least one more week.
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