Originally Posted by JamesR
Thing with McElroy is - what are the last two games going to show?
Let's say we win both, and he plays well. Is he "our guy" next year? Or are two games, with no game tape for opposing teams to spot weaknesses and game plan, just too little evidence to work on? In fact, would we be better NOT playing him, so there's no tape on him for next year if he does get the nod?
Let's say we lose both, and he plays poorly. We're no further on than we are now. All we know is that we still don;t have a QB.
There are two schools of thought in my mind.....
1. Get Mcelroy in there....lets see how he does under real live fire for an extended period, not just a 1.5 qtrs of handing off and short passes. Lets find out if he can throw the 15 yd out in hostile conditions in December in NJ. If he passes the first test, we at least give him a fighting chance next year. Or maybe he shows enough that he could be a viable backup going forward. There's value in determining that too.
2. If the team believes that Sanchez will be the presumed starter next year, how do you bench him for the last two games and then go back to him? I've never heard of a team benching the guy they think is going to be their starter and then, after the season, say "Nah, he's still our guy....we were just trying things out." We all may be calling for his head, but if the team still believes that he's the guy in 2013, you probably need to start him.
Personally, I would start Greg Mcelroy next week. I would make the commitment to draft a QB in the 2nd/3rd round and have a true QB competition between Sanchez/GMc/Rookie and see what happens.
Biggest problem between that result and reality is Tebow. Tebow is the #2 QB on this team, whether we like it or not. He is under contract for two more years and, by all accounts, will remain on the team. How do you skip over him when he's technically the #2? Every sane person knows that there is no chance that Tebow is the starting QB going forward, but this charade that the Jets went through makes it difficult for them to acknoweldge reality.