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Jets cut Greg McElroy


Greg McElroy, who briefly excited Jets fans last year when he replaced a benched Mark Sanchez and threw a touchdown pass to beat the Cardinals, won’t be replacing Sanchez in any games this year.

McElroy has been released, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports.

Although McElroy played in Sanchez’s place in that Cardinals game and started one other game last season, he was never given an opportunity to compete with Sanchez and Geno Smith for the starting quarterback job this season. Instead, McElroy was competing with Matt Simms for the No. 3 quarterback job. Simms played well enough in the preseason to win that competition.

So we know Simms will be the Jets’ third-string quarterback. Now all we need to learn is whether Sanchez or Smith will be the first-string quarterback. Jets coach Rex Ryan says he has no timetable for that decision.

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25 Responses to “Jets cut Greg McElroy”
  1. bettis3636 says: Aug 31, 2013 2:03 PM

    Jimmy Clausen is on his way to NY… unless they are liking VY… Hmmmmm

  2. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Aug 31, 2013 2:04 PM

    If the jets the MOST qb desperate team in the league cut you YOUR CAREER IS OVER.

  3. bigbluefan1 says: Aug 31, 2013 2:08 PM

    Poor Matt so close to greatness just in the wrong locker room good luck kid you may be the starter before the season is over.

    This has more football in his DNA then the other two do head to toe

  4. dlk47823 says: Aug 31, 2013 2:10 PM

    The writing was on the wall….3rd stringer injured throughout camp= waiver wire. just doesn’t have the size, strength to make it in the NFL. Congrats to Matt Simms!

  5. steelerconsensus says: Aug 31, 2013 2:12 PM

    Simms is by far the best QB they have, meaning he won’t get a shot.

  6. dlk47823 says: Aug 31, 2013 2:12 PM

    BigBlue- Worry about your own sorry ass team. Giants will miss playoffs for 4th out of 5 years, but they’ll still tell you about that Super Bowl!

  7. dlk47823 says: Aug 31, 2013 2:14 PM

    Steelerconsensus- Tell laundry to warm up, Ben will be hurt by week 6 behind the worst O line in football.

  8. gorilladunk says: Aug 31, 2013 2:21 PM

    @bigblue……I guess Chris missed out on that DNA. He must have gotten his mom’s side of the DNA tree, huh?

  9. ndnut says: Aug 31, 2013 2:35 PM

    Why did the jets cut their 2nd best QB (behind Simms)?

  10. firstand4ever says: Aug 31, 2013 2:36 PM

    Matt Simms was terrific for the Jets this preseason. Best arm in camp.

    As for McElroy. Now what is Manish Mehta going to do for inside info. Mehta was stating that the Jets are idiots for cutting him. Greg is a good guy and worthy of a position with a football team because of his smarts but this is not a front line player. Matt earned the job.

    With the majority of the league pairing down to just 2 QB’s per active roster. The Jets don’t need 4 even with Sanchez out for a few weeks. This puts Simms in position to be the Jets backup in weeks one and two if Geno gets hurt or struggles mightily.

  11. zipnyc says: Aug 31, 2013 2:51 PM

    ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Aug 31, 2013 2:04 PM

    If the jets the MOST qb desperate team in the league cut you YOUR CAREER IS OVER.


    If you think the Jets have a worse QB situation than the Bills then you don’t know a thing about football.

  12. zipnyc says: Aug 31, 2013 2:59 PM

    McElroy is a safe backup with an arm like a wet noodle. I like him, but he can’t stretch the field which is a big problem.

  13. summitgingo says: Aug 31, 2013 3:09 PM

    It annoys me as a Jets fan that management thinks they are smarter than everyone. Now that Sanchez is hurt and won’t play in Week One, everyone should believe that Smith was really the better option all along..right! Hard to say that with a straight face after his last start. Transparent clowns

  14. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Aug 31, 2013 3:17 PM

    @ zip nyc

    atleast the bills have a promising quarterback….light years ahead of jets situation.

  15. sonyguts says: Aug 31, 2013 3:33 PM

    Actually Geno is a much better prospect than Manuel if you watched any college football the past 4 years.

  16. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Aug 31, 2013 3:41 PM


    im not going to lie i watch some college football not as much as the nfl BUT i know enough to know that put any decent qb with the jets coaches/front office and that horrible depleted roster and whoever the qb is worst off.

  17. zipnyc says: Aug 31, 2013 3:47 PM


    So you think starting an UDFA as QB for the first game is a better situation? Is that what you are saying? Seriously?

    And it’s not like Manuel showed that he is a future franchise QB. He just looked far better than everyone else.

    Did you even see him play or are you just parroting the collective wisdom of know-nothing beat reporters?

  18. kgun80 says: Aug 31, 2013 3:51 PM

    Yeah I watched Geno he had 2 spectacular WRs who took short passes for long gainers. That helped pad his stats… Did you watch Smiths bowl game performance? I’m obviously biased but I think Manuel is a better prospect.
    Not to mention Smith will be throwing to Holmes and Kerly and handing the ball to Chris Ivory. EJ has Spiller Fred and Stevie Chandler and Woods. I’d be willing to bet EJ has a better year then Smith.

  19. orivar says: Aug 31, 2013 4:07 PM

    Geno will struggle. Geno is honestly a 3rd stringer at this point, he isn’t ready.

  20. dlk47823 says: Aug 31, 2013 5:13 PM

    kgun80- Bills will win 3 or 4 games, so how good of a year can Manuel have?

  21. kgun80 says: Aug 31, 2013 5:59 PM

    If they win 5… That will still be more then the YETS

  22. lrjets says: Aug 31, 2013 7:19 PM

    ninerswilldominatelikebefore says:
    blah blah blah blah….

    You got lucky with your QB situation again.

    For years , the big highlight was to see the Carmen Miranda parade with Cher as the grand marshal.

    Cool your stilettos.

  23. lrjets says: Aug 31, 2013 7:26 PM

    @ kgun80

    You appear to be a huge Bills fan. I admire your loyalty.

    I don’t admire your trashing/trolling.

    Especially when Clinton was in the Oval Office when your team was in their last playoffs.

  24. cmdrsmooth says: Aug 31, 2013 7:32 PM

    Should of cut Sanchez instead.

  25. bills399 says: Aug 31, 2013 8:35 PM

    sonyguts I did watch college football the last 4 years and geno is not better than Manuel…..he doesn’t even have the support of his college coach and teammates, and he has looked totally lost this preseason …..unlike Manuel.

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