Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/13/14
All season long, Jets fans have clamored for head coach Rex Ryan to demote quarterback Mark Sanchez, and on Sunday, they finally got their wish -- even if the guy who finally supplanted the struggling fourth-year starter wasn't the replacement they were hoping for. After nearly three quarters of yet another unfortunate showing by Sanchez, Ryan decided that Sanchez's downward spiral had dragged on too long, and, in a move that resonated like an act of benevolence as much as anything else, Ryan finally caved and radioed in for backup. With beloved but rarely-utilized reserve Tim Tebow inactive due to a pair of broken ribs, it was second-year man Greg McElroy who got the call, but in a season that has been unraveling since Week 2, any change was welcome for New York's aggravated fans. To be sure, the former Alabama star's NFL debut wasn't pretty, and there's plenty of room for improvement, but the little bit that McElroy did was exactly what the Jets needed -...
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