McElroy could quickly emerge as a quality backup NFL quarterback but does not possess the physical attributes of a starter. Fully grasps the mental side of the game and has succeeded in multiple pressure-packed situations but simply does not have the arm strength to force and NFL defense to defend the entire field. Comfortable making NFL-type reads, accurate when hitting short to intermediate targets, and capable of moving around in the pocket. However, we don't expect him to be able to hit the deep out or zip the ball into tight coverage at the next level, so McElroy carries a late Day 3 grade. PENNINGTON REDUX
Tom Brady Positives: Good height to see the field. Very poised and composed. Smart and alert. Can read coverages. Good accuracy and touch. Produces in big spots and in big games. Has some Brian Griese in him and is a gamer. Generally plays within himself. Team leader.
Negatives: Poor build. Very skinny and narrow. Ended the '99 season weighing 195 pounds and still looks like a rail at 211. Looks a little frail and lacks great physical stature and strength. Can get pushed down more easily than you'd like. Lacks mobility and ability to avoid the rush. Lacks a really strong arm. Can't drive the ball down the field and does not throw a really tight spiral. System-type player who can get exposed if he must ad-lib and do things on his own.
It's just maddening that the Jets have to go through two quarterbacks just to get to the one player who can actually make the games interesting to watch.
I know McElroy is not going to save the season or anything ridiculous like that, but I'd love to have a reason to get excited watching this team play on Sundays. Hoping the 3rd-string guy can develop into a solid backup is all we have left as fans of the 2012 version of this team...how sad is that?
We spent how many years watching Kellen Clemens ride the bench before we knew he sucked? Let's not go through this again. Tebow is not the answer, so why not get McElroy ready to play in two weeks (after practice snaps with first team) and finish out the season? At least we'll see what he has.
Until you see him in action with the 1's there's no telling what he can do. The emergence of so many late draft picks and undrafted free agent QB's into starters in this league as of late evidence of this.
It's the job of the 3rd string QB to give the defense the Look of the opposing QB for the upcomomg week.
I have a few question.
How it is Possible for a kid who can't make the throws to do this properly? How is it possible for the defense to guage the tempo of the upcoming offense going up against kids who don't play?
Against the Texans and the Pats,the Jets practice the 1st team against the 1st team with live hitting once a week and the results showed even thou they didn't win.
Do they still do this?