McElroy gets nod for Jets on Sunday

Published On December 18, 2012 | By Meredith Perri

With the New York Jets having lost any chance at a making it to the playoffs after losing on Monday, the team has made the decision to start third-string quarterback Greg McElroy on Sunday when the team plays the San Diego Chargers, according to USA Today.

The decision, which the Jets made Tuesday afternoon, did not come as that much of a surprise after starting quarterback Mark Sanchez struggled during the team’s game against the Tennessee Titans, throwing four interceptions as well as making other questionable plays.

Second-string quarterback Tim Tebow, who played in part of the game against the Titans, also struggled and threw to the sideline at one point.

McElroy received a standing ovation when he entered the Jets game against the Arizona Cardinals on Dec. 2. McElroy, who did not dress for Monday’s game, went 5-for-7 for 29 yards and threw the game-winning touchdown during the contest. Earlier in that game, Sanchez had three interceptions.

The decision does lead to some  speculation over what the futures of Sanchez and Tebow look like, but for now the focus is on how McElroy will do in his first start.

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Meredith is a junior journalism student at Boston University. She has covered nearly every sport for The Daily Free Press, BU’s independent student newspaper, but mainly writes about women’s hockey. Meredith has also covered Major League Baseball as an intern with SNY and Follow her on Twitter at @mere579.