If Rex Ryan decides to make a change from quarterback Greg McElroy on Sunday, he left himself two choices on his 46-man roster.
He could turn back to Mark Sanchez, benched this week after turning the ball over five times in Monday’s 14-10 loss to the Titans. That leaves him with 50 turnovers over the last two seasons and he was already benched once for McElroy in a game. The Jets said this week that Sanchez would be the backup against the Chargers.
Ryan could also opt to go with Tim Tebow, who is also active for Sunday’s game. Tebow played his first full series of the year in the first half against the Titans, but only reappeared for one more snap despite Sanchez’s dreadful performance.
You’d imagine that if anyone on the coaching staff thought Tebow could be the team’s quarterback, he would have already been given the opportunity. Given Sanchez’s play this season, that might make it time to pull a Costanza and do the opposite of every thought in your mind.