Originally Posted by JStokes
Was on the Michael Kaye show this afternoon with LaGreca and Damien Woody, and he wasn't bashing Tebow in any respect--but when they asked him about the Jets and the whole Sanchez-Tebow thing, he said after going to their practices yesterday it appeared to him that--in his opinion--McElroy looks like more of the typical back-up type QB than Tebow.
Said Tebow is going to do all his crazy (may have said whacky) stuff in the Wildcat and on special teams, but if Sanchez went down and you needed someone to come in and finish a game efficiently, he thought it more likely that McElroy would be the one they would use.
And he wasn't suggesting that McElroy IS the back-up or that he's taking the back-up snaps, just his perception of how the Jet offense would work if Sanchez went down.
Personlly, I'm not sure McElroy has the arm to play for long stretches in this league, but is he better equipped to play the traditional QB role with Tebow continuing to come in for his special packages?
For instance, in the presesaon games, is Tebow going to take ALL the traditional 2nd string snaps or is he still going to be taking his WC/spread option plays and McElroy the traditional offense?
I think we've talked about this a few times in the off season - and I am somewhat in agreement with the thought.
Tebow is not a traditional back up QB. He's not a traditional QB. In most situations, a backup QB is put on ice to the point that he doesn't even hold for extra points. In contrast, Tebow was brought in here to be an all purpose player. The fact that QB is his primary position is somewhat ancillary.
If Sanchez has a season ending injury, I am sure that we will see McElroy on the field in some combination with Tebow. Granted, Tebow's role will probably be expanded, but it will very likely be some combination of the Tebow's non-conventional packages (be it the spread/read option or Wildcat) and the more traditional package run by McElroy.