Rex Ryan finally did what fans of the New York Jets had been asking for for weeks now, benching the struggling starting quarterback in favor of the back up in New York. But while Mark Sanchez was finally given the clipboard, it was not Tim Tebow who came in and led the Jets to victory.
It was Greg McElroy.
Now, if you do not follow college football, then you probably never heard of McElroy. That is, unless we are talking about him calling out the locker room of last season. But McElroy was a very efficient starting signal caller for the Alabama Crimson Tide, including a season in which he led the Tide to a BCS Championship.
Still, Jets’ fans should not get confused or too excited. That is not the second coming of Tom Brady or Steve Young. It is not even Colin Kaepernick. McElroy may have been the quarterback on record who picked up the big win for the Jets on Sunday, but a 7-6 home win over the Arizona Cardinals is nothing to get overly excited about.
After all, the Cardinals have n...