Sanchez Benched; McElroy to start

Jake Steinberg , TheJetsBlog.com

According to a person close to the situation, Rex Ryan informed the quarterbacks this morning that Greg McElroy will start Sunday vs. the Chargers.

This comes as little surprise, due to the fact that Sanchez struggled mightily yesterday. Furthermore, it just proves Tim Tebow is not a part of the future plans. With the Jets eliminated from the playoffs, it’s time to give GMac a shot to show us what he’s got.

I’ve been lucky enough to have formed a friendship with him over the past year and a half, and I can honestly say he is one of the most dedicated, hard working, down-to-earth players on the team. Never was that more evident than 2 weeks ago, when he hit me up at 11:00PM … as he was leaving the facility. Keep in mind he arrives at 6:00AM every morning. Last player to leave, first one to arrive. GMac worked endlessly to get this shot, and I can say with confidence he will make the most of it.