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New York Jets’ Mark Sanchez is Back as the Starter, Greg McElroy Out with Concussion

December 27th, 2012 at 12:49 PM
By Donald Lappe

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has responded to being benched, winning back his job as the starter… no, no he hasn't. Mark Sanchez will start this week against the Buffalo Bills, but only because Greg McElroy suffered a concussion when he was battered by the San Diego Chargers to the tune of 11 sacks. Tim Tebow was passed over yet again for the start and isn't very happy about according to Rex Ryan.

'Mark Sanchez Talking to Greg McElroy on the Bench' photo (c) 2012, slgckgc - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Mark Sanchez will be back under center for the New York Jets this weekend in the season finale against the Buffalo Bills due to Greg McElroy suffering a concussion against the San Diego Chargers. It's like a broken record, but this is classic Jets. The team benched their starter (Mark Sanchez), skipped their "backup" with a cult following (Tim Tebow) and inserted the third-string quarterback (Greg McElroy) into the lineup. Just about all Jets fans were relieved to see Mark Sanchez out of the lineup, while Tim Tebow was upset about being passed over, only to have Greg McElroy suffer a concussion and go back to Mark Sanchez, leaving Tim Tebow out in the cold once again.

What can you say? The jockeying of the quarterback depth chart and the public comments attempting to smooth over the moves has gone beyond comical. The whole situation has completely changed how the Tim Tebow move is now viewed, and the ridiculous thing is that in a losing season we still have no idea what he could have offered this team if given a real chance to contribute. And in a throwaway game, with Greg McElroy out, instead of turning Tim Tebow loose and finding out the Jets will go back to Mark Sanchez.

Change is coming, but on the quarterback depth chart it will probably only be the person who joins Mark Sanchez and Greg McElroy. Expect those two to remain and expect Tim Tebow to depart without ever doing anything of note.

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Tags: Buffalo Bills, concussion, Football, Greg McElroy, Mark Sanchez, New York, New York Jets, NFL, Rex Ryan, San Diego Chargers, Tim Tebow

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