Originally Posted by eaglenj
It is extremely hard for someone like mcelroy to beat out sanchez in practice and the preseason.
The opportunity to see what mcelroy really has, was dropped by starting sanchez vs jacksonville last week.
If we really were going to "give sanchez a last chance" then we would have thrown more then we did sunday. There is no doubt we woudl have had the same outcome with mcelroy behind center, minus the fumble sanchez had.
Furthermore, if we bring in a veteran backup for 2013, it will further stunt mcelroys development and keep him from really ever seeing the field.
No one knows what mcelroy is or isnt, and all the arm strength questions really are meaningless unless anyone actually saw him in an NFL game, unfortunatlely the opportunity for us to ever see that is virtually zero at this point.
We need to use a top pick (3rd round or above) in the 2013 or 2014 draft on a QB and hope that players pans out, there really is no other solution.
You are correct except I believe McElroy could beat out Sanchez in practice and preseason if the competition is truly open and fair. The longer the Jets prolong the Sanchez experiment the longer it will take for this franchise to become competitive with the top teams. Four years is more than enough time to know what Sanchez is. He may have a stronger arm but what good is a strong arm if you can't hit your target, fumble often, panic with the deer in the headlights look after you take a hit, can't read defenses, pick up the blitz, consistently throw interceptions and can't remember the play yopu called in the huddle and run up your guards ass. Sanchez is not tough mentally and has been babied and coddled more than any QB in the history of football on any level. I can't believe there are Jet fans and our Head coach think he gives the team the best choice to win. My prediction is he will be out of football in three years unless we still have the three stooges running the Jets.