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Mark Sanchez benched for McElroy

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#1 OFFLINE   Jordan Heck

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:05 PM





Rex Ryan has seen enough of Mark Sanchez.



The New York Jets coach made the dramatic, but expected decision Tuesday, benching the only starting quarterback hes had in four years. Ryan will give Greg McElroy his first career start Sunday at home against the San Diego Chargers.


Ryan is expected to address the media at 4:45 p.m.


The decision is a stunning blow to Tim Tebow, the No. 2 quarterback. The organization is concerned about the potential fallout from passing over one of the most popular players in the league, and Ryan may try to find a way to incorporate Tebow into the game plan, a source said.


Sanchez, who survived a job scare three weeks ago when he was pulled from a game, imploded in Monday nights 14-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans. He threw four interceptions and lost a fumble, tying a career high for turnovers as the Jets (6-8) were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.


Sanchez has a league-high 24 turnovers, including 17 interceptions. His two-year turnover total is a staggering 50.


Its unclear how the benching will impact Sanchezs future with the team. He signed a contract extension last March, through 2016, and is due an $8.25 million guarantee in 2013. It means he probably will be back in 2013, although its hard to imagine him in a starting role.



So Mark Sanchez gets benched and Tim Tebow gets leapfrogged. Right move, even though it's too late to really matter now.

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#2 OFFLINE   Jets201

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:00 PM

Yup, too late to make a difference now.

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Just. End. The. Season.

#3 OFFLINE   bphodges

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:22 PM

Woo hoo!

#4 OFFLINE   jhutch

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:59 PM

Geez. This entire situation has been unreal since day one. 

#5 OFFLINE   d3vanj

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:49 PM

I think the way the Jets handled Tebow is wrong. He made it clear he wanted to play quarterback, and Rex Ryan traded for him and made it seem like he wanted to give him a chance. They use him on fake punts and leapfrog him in the depth chart...he needs to be traded somewhere where he actually has a chance to play. 

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#6 ONLINE   Sami Mamou

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:57 PM

Tim Tebow reportedly feels "misled" by the Jets after they bypassed him to give the Week 16 starting job to Greg McElroy.
When the Jets traded for him, Tebow was promised that he would get a shot to play if Mark Sanchez was injured and/or ineffective. In fact, it was reported last March that Tebow chose the Jets over the Jags because he saw a clearer path to the starting job in New York. He's not the type to make waves publicly, so expect Tebow to continue to play the "good soldier" role. The Jets' trade for Tebow makes less sense with each passing week.

#7 OFFLINE   THeavyweight

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:13 AM

This is just idiotic. What good comes from this? Is McElroy really your starter moving forward? I don't think you are going to go back to Sanchez next season are you? I don't see a franchise QB on the market this off-season. So now you've signed your lame duck quarterback to a huge extension, traded for a QB that you won't even consider playing, and are starting your third stringer. Who is your QB next season? Just confuses me.

#8 OFFLINE   jhutch

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:23 PM

This is all about Rex. If Tebow came out and did well, the talk would be about why Rex never played him over Sanchez before the season was out of reach. If he wants his job next year, Rex had to make this decision. It just came at the expense of Tebow. 

#9 OFFLINE   Lunden07

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 03:57 AM

About time

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