Jets coach Rex Ryan hasn’t made up his mind yet about his starting quarterback for Sunday’s game in Jacksonville. But Jets owner Woody Johnson apparently wants the team to make a fresh start.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News is hearing that Johnson prefers Greg McElroy, the third-string quarterback who came on in place of starter Mark Sanchez on Sunday and led the Jets to a win over the Cardinals, to become the Jets’ starter.
However, Mehta hears that Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum and offensive coordinator Tony Sparano would prefer to give the ball back to Sanchez this week. It appears that no one in the building is advocating for Tim Tebow. (Although you can bet Jaguars owner Shad Khan would love to see the Jets announce that Tebow is starting in Jacksonville on Sunday.)
Ultimately, it comes down to Ryan’s choice, and Ryan has remained fiercely loyal to Sanchez. At least, Ryan was loyal to Sanchez until benching him on Sunday and then declining to say on Monday whether Sanchez would keep his job.
Now that Ryan is running out of time to make his choice, pressure from the boss could be enough to put McElroy over the top.