Jets coach Rex Ryan went nearly four years without playing a meaningless game.
The new streak will last only one week.
The 6-9 Jets close out their 2012 season with a trip to Buffalo. And there’s a chance that quarterback Greg McElroy’s streak as the starter also will last at only one week, too.
Via multiple reports, Ryan said Wednesday that McElroy has an abdominal issue. (Given that he was sacked 11 times on Sunday, it’s surprising he still has an abdomen at all.)
While McElroy is expected to practice, his availability for Sunday suddenly is in question. And it could mean that Mark Sanchez and/or Tim Tebow will play.
As long as, you know, Tebow is OK with playing.
Maybe this week he’ll tell the coach right before kickoff that he’s willing to do whatever the team needs him to do.