The starting reign for New York Jets QB Greg McElroy lasted all of one week. After being sacked 11 times in the loss to the San Diego Chargers, it was announced that Greg McElroy would not start this Sunday because he has a concussion. That means that Mark Sanchez is back as the starting QB this week.
Ryan began his news conference by saying, “You’re not going to believe this one.”
He then described the scene of McElroy and trainer John Mellody coming to his office around 9:30 Thursday morning to tell him that McElroy had not told the trainers he was experiencing any symptoms of a concussion after Sunday’s 27-17 loss to the Chargers. McElroy was sacked 11 times in the game and suffered an abdominal injury.
McElroy had not undergone concussion tests when Ryan spoke to the media, but the coach was convinced McElroy could not play this week.
The writing was already on the wall for Tim Tebow, this further cements his fate. Look for the Jets to part ways with Tebow after the season ends.
For Mark Sanchez he has one last shot, although what this shot could prove is debatable. That is how bad this season has been for Sanchez and the Jets offense. We will leave further discussion on that topic to the offseason and leave you with one last note. In the week one matchup against the Bills, Sanchez completed 70.4% of his passes and had a QB rating of 123.4 with 3 touchdowns. The wheels certainly fell off after that, but we will see if Mark can end the season the way he started it.