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Rex doesn’t want to keep 3 QBs up, but he might

New York Jets Greg McElroy asks referee for offside call against Arizona Cardinals in NFL game in East Rutherford Reuters

Like most coaches, Jets boss Rex Ryan doesn’t want to keep three quarterbacks active if he doesn’t have to.

But he said he’d consider it this week, with Tim Tebow questionable with sore ribs and Greg McElroy apparently the next choice if they have to pull Mark Sanchez’s short leash.

It would certainly be a consideration to have three quarterbacks active,” Ryan said, via Seth Walder of the New York Daily News. “It’s something you don’t really want to do. You will very rarely have three quarterbacks up in today’s game.”

Tebow’s being deemed a game-time decision, but Ryan said “probably not” when asked if Tebow would play his normal special teams role if active.

Most expect McElory to be next in line, and Ryan said the former Alabama quarterback earned some confidence last week.

“He’s been fantastic, I mean, he’s been absolutely fantastic,” Ryan said. “And when he went in, he made the most of it, did a tremendous job. I think he gained the respect probably from his teammates more than anything.”

While the local fans in Jacksonville might not like it, plugging McElroy in if Sanchez falters may give the Jets the best chance, since the throwing aspect hasn’t been there when Tebow was well.

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13 Responses to “Rex doesn’t want to keep 3 QBs up, but he might”
  1. nyjets1017 says: Dec 8, 2012 9:53 AM

    what does it hurt having 3 qbs? its not like they use the other 2nd or 3 string guys.

  2. thehuckster404 says: Dec 8, 2012 10:05 AM

    Seriously Rex? Bud Selig hasn’t made this many bewildering decisions, and Bud is thoroughly incompetent at his job.

  3. pisano says: Dec 8, 2012 11:03 AM

    It’s a no brainer, get rid of Tebow, have Sanchez as the back up, and give McElroy the chance to prove himself. It’s obvious Sanchez will be on the move at the end of the season, if someone will take him, and Tebow was a totally stupid signing, and the guy that’s behind that move should be fired. Sanchez and Tebow will have to be dealt with after the season, but for now I say McElroy is the go to guy.

  4. voiceofsweetness says: Dec 8, 2012 11:37 AM

    ” It’s obvious Sanchez will be on the move at the end of the season, if someone will take him”
    And there lies the Jets problem. NOBODY will take him and he’s paid too much to cut.
    Jets fans have to face the fact they are in trouble the next year at least anyways.

  5. nyyjetsknicks says: Dec 8, 2012 12:32 PM

    pisano says:
    Dec 8, 2012 11:03 AM
    It’s a no brainer, get rid of Tebow, have Sanchez as the back up, and give McElroy the chance to prove himself. It’s obvious Sanchez will be on the move at the end of the season, if someone will take him, and Tebow was a totally stupid signing, and the guy that’s behind that move should be fired. Sanchez and Tebow will have to be dealt with after the season, but for now I say McElroy is the go to guy.

    __________________

    Sanchez is due $8.5 million guaranteed next season. He’s not going anywhere.

  6. bingobrown12 says: Dec 8, 2012 12:40 PM

    Just this once I want Tebow to have a 3TD 290
    yrds game just see Rex Ryan’s Post game
    presser.

  7. wallacejay says: Dec 8, 2012 12:41 PM

    When did he get 3 qb’s?

  8. rg3some says: Dec 8, 2012 12:45 PM

    Not these three you mean….

  9. cool10857 says: Dec 8, 2012 12:50 PM

    This is just more of the same pathetic ploy of the Jets upper management and owner trying to get free publicity to sell more tickets and PSLs. Woody Johnson, Mike Tannenbaum and Rex Ryan are a laughing stock.

    It’s sad that the credibility of this once great franchise has been totally destroyed by these three stooges (my apologies to Moe, Larry and Curly).

  10. eatitfanboy says: Dec 8, 2012 12:59 PM

    Just this once I want Tebow to have a 3TD 290
    yrds game just see Rex Ryan’s Post game
    presser.

    Unfortunately, the Jets don’t have Mississippi State on their schedule this year.

  11. hehateme2 says: Dec 8, 2012 1:20 PM

    “It’s sad that the credibility of this once great franchise has been totally destroyed by these three stooges ”

    Question…when exactly have the jets been a “once great franchise?” They still rank under .500% in winning and are at the bottom of the AFC East in # of titles, playoffs and Super Bowl appearences, etc.

    I just don’t get it.

  12. cool10857 says: Dec 8, 2012 3:19 PM

    Hey Hehateme2: Did you ever hear of a QB named Joe “Willie” Namath? Do you know what team won Superbowl III? Maybe you should change your name to iamstupid.

  13. kappy32 says: Dec 8, 2012 4:03 PM

    Just adding more fuel to the fire. If Sanchez is their guy, then they shouldn’t change anything they have doe for the first 13 weeks. By dressing 3 QBs Rex Ryan is just begging for media attention, something he can’t help himself from doing. If the Jets wind up having 3 QBs play the position at different times tomorrow, they’re in big trouble & will be losing. Dressing 3 makes no sense; make up your damn mind & stop the circus act, PLEASE!

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