Word is getting out that the Jets are about to decide to start Greg McElroy this week.
Moments ago, both Brian Costello of the New York Post and Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com reported that Jets coach Rex Ryan’s leaning toward starting McElroy, given last night’s Mark Sanchez implosion.
It’s not a surprise, given the fact that Sanchez has frankly done a horrible job of saving himself with multiple opportunities.
And it also seems to make it clear Ryan wants no part of a Tim Tebow situation, as Sanchez has opened the door repeatedly and the coaching staff has never walked Tebow through it.
Cimini’s report had the howler of the day, saying “Tebow still involved in equation. This could be weird.”
UPDATE 2:25 p.m. ET: Well, that didn’t take long. The Jets have announced as official that McElroy will start.
The fun has just begun.