The Jets selected an Alabama quarterback Saturday afternoon. This one will come to town with slightly less fanfare than Joe Namath did 46 years ago.
Gang Green took Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy in the seventh round with the No. 208 pick.
Speaking on PFT Live last week, Jets G.M. Mike Tannenbaum said that he believed in the approach of taking a quarterback every year in the draft. He proved it on Saturday.
Mark Brunell is expected to play only one more season, and Kellen Clemens could be a free agent depending on the next CBA. McElroy projects as Mark Sanchez’s long-term backup if all goes well.