December 27, 2012 |
The wheel o' Jets quarterbacks has been given a spin this week, and the pointer has landed on: Mark Sanchez. That makes it 16 weeks in a row that Tim Tebow will start the game on the bench. Last week's starter, Greg McElroy, has a concussion and won't be able to play, so Coach Rex Ryan announced Thursday that Sanchez will get the nod for the Jets final game of the season, Sunday against Buffalo. Ryan said Thursday that McElroy was lifting weights and had headaches Wednesday. He went to the team's training staff, which diagnosed him with concussion symptoms. McElroy was sacked 11 times in last Sunday's 27-17 loss to the San Diego Chargers.
August 4, 2013 |
Mark Sanchez, the veteran New York Jets quarterback embroiled in a battle to be the starter with rookie Geno Smith, finally caught a break at training camp in Cortland, N.Y., on Saturday after getting booed by fans. The former USC star from Orange County threw a 57-yard touchdown pass at the end of a scrimmage and then had cornerback Antonio Cromartie get his back after it. Sanchez, who had a pass intercepted by Cromartie earlier in the scrimmage, stumbled and fell when untouched on a play.
December 18, 2012 |
Mark Sanchez will be on the sideline when the New York Jets play their final home game of the season on Sunday. And standing right next to the former starting quarterback could very well be supposed No. 2 QB Tim Tebow. Calling the signals for the Jets against the San Diego Chargers will be former third-stringer Greg McElroy, who apparently leapfrogged over Tebow to take over as starter for the now-benched Sanchez. McElroy, a seventh-round pick last year out of Alabama, has made just one appearance in an NFL game, coming in for a struggling Sanchez late in the third quarter against the Arizona Cardinals on Dec. 2 and leading the Jets to a 7-6 victory.
November 22, 2013 |
Happy birthday, butt fumble! Hard to believe, but it's already been a year since the most notorious play in Mark Sanchez's up-and-down tenure as the New York Jets starting quarterback took place. In that short amount of time, the phrase has become a part of our national consciousness. Just type the word "butt" into Google. What's the first thing that comes up? "Butt fumble" -- ahead of "butterfly effect," "butternut squash soup" (a tough one to beat this time of year), "butt workouts" and even "butt implants.
December 3, 2012 |
Greg McElroy has saved the day for the New York Jets! Well, at least he saved one day for the team, and that day was Sunday. The second-year quarterback did two very important things for Jets fans in his first NFL appearance. He replaced starting QB Mark Sanchez, who has been struggling pretty much all season but was really struggling Sunday. And on his very first drive, which started late in the third quarter, McElroy led the Jets to their only touchdown of the day, a one-yard pass from the quarterback to Jeff Cumberland on the first play of the fourth quarter.
September 4, 2013 |
LaDainian Tomlinson didn't mince words when asked about the NFL future of his former quarterback Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets. “I don't think Mark will be a starter again in the NFL," Tomlinson said Tuesday on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Sports Radio. "I think there's certainly potential for him to be a backup and then get a starting job for half the year or what have you that way. But I think his days as a full-time starter are pretty much over. " The future Hall of Fame running back spent the final two years of his career with the Jets, and Sanchez was the starting quarterback for that entire stretch.
December 5, 2012 |
Mark Sanchez will keep his job as the New York Jets' starting quarterback for at least one more week. Coach Rex Ryan ended days of speculation Wednesday by announcing that the Jets' starter since 2009 will remain in that role Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, despite struggling all season and being benched late in the third quarter last weekend against the St. Louis Cardinals. Ryan said he consulted several people and "put a lot of thought" into the question before making a decision late Tuesday night.
March 21, 2012 |
Tim Tebow is now a member of the New York Jets, a team that recently signed Mark Sanchez to a three-year contract extension. That means the Jets' roster now includes two quarterbacks who were starters in 2011. That could turn into quite a dilemma for Coach Rex Ryan. So let's try to help him out. First, let's take a look at what he's getting in Tebow. In 11 games as Denver's starter last season, Tebow went 7-4 to help salvage the season for a team that started 1-4. He had 18 touchdowns (12 passing, six rushing)
March 27, 2012 |
Tim Tebow is on his second team in three NFL seasons. He's backing up Mark Sanchez, who has worn out his welcome with some New York Jets fans after a shaky season. And Coach Rex Ryan will have a lot of explaining to do if this whole quarterback situation doesn't work out. OK, that sounded kind of negative, didn't it? Sorry about that. It really is possible that Ryan's plan of Sanchez remaining the starting quarterback but with Tebow taking as many as 20 snaps a game -- and possibly serving in other roles on offense as well -- could work out brilliantly.
September 8, 2012 |
The New York Jets have the potential to be a dumpster fire. Tim Tebow is an exciting player, but trading for him - and further destabilizing Mark Sanchez - was a blatant attention grab that won't pay off in the end. Two-quarterback systems don't work over the long haul, and the psyche of the Jets is so fragile in the first place that bringing in Tebow only deepens the locker-room fissures that formed last season. Football-wise, there's an argument for Tebow. He's a better backup than 41-year-old Mark Brunell, last year's No. 2, and, as we saw in Denver last season, Tebow can win games with his feet.