Monday, December 3, 2012
Greg McElroy not stressing QB call
By James Walker
For one day at least, New York Jets third-string quarterback Greg McElroy is a hero in New York City.
McElroy saved the Jets from an awful first-half performance by Mark Sanchez (three interceptions) and led Gang Green to a 7-6 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. McElroy did just enough, completing 5-of-7 passes for 29 yards and a touchdown to get the Jets to 5-7.
Now comes the waiting game. Did McElroy do enough to start Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars or will he go back to being a backup?
McElroy says he's not stressing the decision.
“It’s not worth worrying about,” McElroy said in a conference call Monday. “It doesn’t change our relationship (and) it doesn’t change how supportive we are of one another. Whoever’s on the field, I know the other two [quarterbacks] will be pushing for that person.”
McElroy entered the NFL as a longshot. He was a former seventh-round pick and missed most of last year with an injury. After McElroy’s comments about a selfish locker room and the acquisition of popular quarterback Tim Tebow, most thought McElroy’s roster spot was in jeopardy. But he survived as the No. 3 quarterback and now has an NFL win under his belt.
Many Jets fans want to see more of McElroy, who wants to play but will not lobby the coaching staff to keep him in the lineup.
“There’s no case being made obviously,” McElroy said. “Coach [Rex] Ryan will make a decision and he’ll do what’s best for this football team.”
So who is best to lead the Jets: McElroy, Sanchez or Tebow?
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