EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- At 3:09 p.m., the Jets' universe was rocked.
Fed up with his atrocious offense, Rex Ryan made the desperation move of all time, replacing Sanchez with Greg McElroy. It came with 4:48 left in the third quarter and the Jets trailing, 3-0. On his first series, McElroy led the Jets to a go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard scoring pass to Jeff Cumberland.
The same McElroy who had no previous NFL experience. The same McElroy who had no first-team practice reps during the week.
Here's one for the conspiracy theorists: Did the Jets de-activate Tebow as a way to promote McElroy to No. 2 without hurting Tebow's feelings?
Make no mistake, this story is evolving and will keeps fans buzzing for days, weeks and maybe months.