New York Jets After a couple disappointing weeks at qb, many people want to bench Mark Sanchez and put in Tim Tebow or Greg McElory. Sanchez has looked awful at times in the past couple of weeks missing on wide open receivers that could have been possible touchdowns. It is even going to be tougher for him now, since his best receiver Santonio Holmes is now out for the rest of the season. It will be interesting to see how Sanchez plays on Monday, considering if he plays bad he may be benched for either Tebow or McElory.
The second string of the Jets is Tim Tebow. Tebow led the Broncos last year from a weak start, into the playoffs. Even though he only had a completion percentage of 46%, he ran for almost 700 yards. With his running ability Tebow can put up points on the board attaining 19 touchdowns in 2011, something the Jets desperately need. Also, with Tebow the Jets could run an option kind of offense, which would mean that the running backs of the Jets would be able to get the ball with time and space. With the option offense, the loss of Holmes wouldn't seem as bad because there is limited passing in the option offense. Tebow would fit perfectly into this offense with his speed, and ability to break tackles and he would be able get shots at wide open receivers because the defense would get caught sneaking up expecting the run. It will be interesting to see if Tebow gets a shot at qb in a game. If he does he just may bring Tebowmania to NY if he gets the opportunity.
The third string qb is Greg McElory. Many people think he should start because they don't like how Sanchez is doing right now, and they don't think Tebow has a good enough arm to play qb. McElory has never played an NFL game, but his stats in college aren't to shabby. In his senior year of college, McElory threw for just under 3,000 yards with 20 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. In the preseason this year he had 139 yards, the Jets only touchdown, and a lost fumble. He did not look bad for his limited playing time. We will have to see if he gets an opportunity to play.
Personally what I think is that if Sanchez is struggling again tomorrow, we have to try something new. Maybe play Tebow for a couple a series and than let McElory get a couple of series and see who is better and work from there. We can't continue to have a qb who is missing wide open receivers and who is just playing absolutely awful. I hope though that Sanchez is able to find a rhythm tomorrow and start to play like the Sanchez that got us to an AFC Championship game. He definitely has the ability, he just has to play the best as he can, and we will be fine. It will be interesting to see what will happen and what qb decisions will be made after the game Monday and if Tebow or McElory get a chance at stardom.