Thank you lord! After the initial b*thchin, this should quiet the Tebow-ites. The guy will never be the Jets starter.
Even in the insane chance he's still on the roster next year, he's the "2nd stringer" that is occasionally used in some wildcat formations. While also as an emergency backup to whoever starts next year if the team continues to only suit up two QBs per game. But even if the starter were to get hurt one game and Tebow fills in, the following week the "3rd QB" would be named starter while Tebow goes back to the change of pace role.
Still be easier to just let him go though. Even with this glaring evidence of how he'll never be the Jets starter, his fans will probably still call for him to start at the first sign of trouble next season.
Now the question is, what's their thinking behind McElroy starting over Sanchez? I don't think they're going to eat $8 million.
So are they:
1. Just giving McElroy some experience since the games don't matter. Basically grooming their backup a bit.
2. Letting him play in hopes of raising his trade value?
3. Hoping with some experience he'll truly contend with Mark next season for the starting role?
4. Or is he really getting the opportunity to win the starting role for next season now?