Mark Sanchez will start at QB for the Jets Sunday against lowly Jacksonville, the team announced at 8 am.
What the Jets have yet to reveal: Who is his backup? It’s a legitimate question, given how poorly Sanchez has played the last two games. I don’t see how it isn’t McElroy.
When that happens, you can fire up all the “trade Tebow” talk, although he probably isn’t going anywhere because, well, what’s the market for him? Doesn’t that Tebow-to-Thomas TD pass in the playoffs seem like years ago? It’s barely been 11 months.
As we opined Monday, Sanchez has to be the QB vs. Jacksonville. The Jaguars are a joke, and if Sanchez can’t perform well against arguably the league’s worst defense, you might as well make McElroy your starter for the final three games.
The Sanchez optimist: With a healthy, slightly more experienced group of WRs next year, and improvements to the OL and running game … eh, I’ll stop there. BUT! As Nate Silver noted Sunday:
2010: Sanchez QB rating 75.3, Jets D 6th in NFL, Jets 11-5. 2012: Sanchez QB rating 75.6, Jets D 26th in NFL, Jets 4-7.
— Nate Silver (@fivethirtyeight) December 2, 2012
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