McElroy has a concussion and will be replaced by Mark Sanchez as the New York Jets' starting quarterback in the season finale at Buffalo on Sunday.|||||||
Coach Rex Ryan says Thursday that McElroy, preparing to make his second NFL start in place of the benched Sanchez, was lifting weights and had headaches.
McElroy was sacked 11 times Sunday in a 27-17 loss to San Diego.|||||||
McElroy was 14 of 24 for 185 yards and one INT but he never had a chance. Nevertheless, coach Rex Ryan announced after the game that McElroy would start the season finale next Sunday at Buffalo.
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan has benched Mark Sanchez and will start third-string quarterback Greg McElroy in Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers.|||||||
Sanchez threw four interceptions Monday night and couldn't handle a low snap with the game on the line as the Jets were eliminated from playoff contention with a 14-10 loss at Tennessee. McElroy, a seventh-round pick last year out of Alabama, helped lead the Jets to a 7-6 win over Arizona on Dec. 2 when Ryan pulled Sanchez from that game late in the third quarter.
McElroy is inactive for Sunday's game at Jacksonville with Tim Tebow serving as the New York Jets' backup quarterback after a return from broken ribs.|||||||
McElroy had his first NFL touchdown pass in a 7-6 win over Arizona last Sunday.
Rex Ryan is undecided on his starting quarterback for the New York Jets' next game, a day after he benched Mark Sanchez in favor of third-stringer McElroy in the team's win over Arizona.|||||||
Ryan says Monday he needs "a little more time to make that decision," adding that he wants to consult with his coaching staff. He expects to decide who'll start at Jacksonville on Sunday by the time the team practices Wednesday. Sanchez left with 4:48 left in the third quarter, and McElroy came in and led the Jets to the only touchdown of the game on his first NFL drive.