One was a headline grabbing, GQ cover making California stud, the other just a product of the system, a team with a great running game. But which one in his career would have been more ready to become a game manager on a run heavy team with a great Offensive Line and a great Defense. And which one is better prepared to not turn the ball over on a team that still wants to run the ball, has a decent OL and a Defense that can show up for long periods of time? The biggest difference in the above is TDs...but also INTs.
I will say that having McElroy in the game on Sunday gave the first glimmer of hope for a team that had been banging its head against the same wall. It was amazing to see Sanchez continue to unravel. No one is saying that McElroy is great, or even good. What they are saying is that Sanchez stopped winning for this team a long time ago, and having a guy in there who WANTS to be in there instead of who just deals with being in there was a big breath of fresh air.
One guy was supposed to be a franchise face, top 10 QB...the other guy one day was to be a very good back up at best. Let's see what happens.