Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 12/18/12

The Jets have mercifully pulled the plug on Mark Sanchez.

On Tuesday, hours after being eliminated from postseason contention, New York announced that quarterback Greg McElroy will start in Week 16 versus the Chargers.

The move was first reported by the New York Daily News.

https://twitter.com/MMehtaNYDN/status/281118302091243521

While now official, the news comes as a no brainer following Sanchez's horrific outing against the Titans, in which he threw four interceptions and lost a fumble.

Earlier, a "prominent member of the organization" told the Daily News that "there's no way" Sanchez is under center next Sunday.

https://twitter.com/MMehtaNYDN/status/281084832958787584

As for Tim Tebow -- because I know you're wondering -- the Jets' coaching staff was reportedly worried about the potential ripple effect from passing over Tebow for McElroy, who's gone from inactive to starter overnight.

There's speculation that Tebow may still maintain Wildcat duties, but it's clear the club doesn't view him as a viable replacement for the ever-struggling Sanchez.

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