Just when you thought he was out, the Sanchize pulls you back in.
Jets coach Rex Ryan announced Thursday that Mark Sanchez will start for the Jets in their season finale on Sunday against the Bills because Greg McElroy is sidelined by a concussion. Ryan prefaced his announcement by telling reporters that they wouldn’t believe what he was about to say, but we’re guessing that the media, like everyone else who has followed the Jets this season, would believe just about anything having to do with this team as long as it doesn’t include Tim Tebow starting at quarterback.
Ryan said McElroy was lifting on Thursday morning and began to have headaches that led him to go to the team trainers. He also admitted to having experienced other concussion symptoms since Sunday’s loss to the Chargers, a game that saw McElroy get sacked 11 times by the San Diego defense. Ryan went through the motions of explaining his decision.
“When I looked at it, you only have two practices left, one’s a walkthrough,” Ryan said, via the team’s website. “The fact that Mark had success earlier in the year against them, I thought this was the right decision.”
Ryan also said that Tebow was “not happy” about the decision to go back to Sanchez. There’s no mention of whether or not Ryan also prefaced his announcement to Tebow by preparing him to be astounded, but we’re guessing that Tebow wasn’t all that baffled by the team’s choice.