A week ago, Ryan said he was considering Greg McElroy for the starting quarterback job.
On Sunday, McElroy sat, inactive behind an injured Tim Tebow. Ryan insists that Tebow is the second-string QB when healthy, although Tebow wasn’t healthy enough to run Wildcat plays.
Ryan said that as the week progressed, “I felt good about getting Tim in that spot.
“If he’s healthy, where I think he’s healthy, then he would have that role,” he added.
Ryan told ESPN Radio that he had hoped to put Tebow into the game in the QB’s Jacksonville homecoming if it had turned into a blowout, although that did not materialize. Ryan said he would have just called running plays in that circumstance and would not have had Tebow throw the ball.
The coach also compared Tebow to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, although he pointed out that Tebow has “got more wins that Kaepernick.”
That’s probably little consolation to the Jets’ backup QB, whose season has been largely unsuccessful. Asked on the radio interview if he believes Tebow is disappointed with this season, Ryan admitted, “That’s probably a true statement.”
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