Originally Posted by crasherino
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.
tanny never thought sanchez would suck this bad. so they never thought they'd have to go to tebow as the actual qb. this reality is calling tanny's bluff, b/c sanchez is beyond terrible and they still won't play tebow. then on top of this you have mcelroy who actually deserves a chance, even if sanchez is benched.
and this may be even funnier. if mcelroy plays better than expected and somehow becomes the opening day starter next year, and the jets have traded sanchez somehow, tebow will be stuck behind a qb who is not typically mistake prone. there would then be no reason to pull mcelroy from the game, they'd have a true game manager and tebow would be useless.