The New York Jets have decided to finally bench Mark Sanchez at quarterback, but they’re not replacing him with Tim Tebow. Instead, head coach Rex Ryan announced on Tuesday that Greg McElroy, who entered the season as the team’s third-string QB, will get the start.
Though Tebow has not publicly complained, he reportedly feels like the Jets misled him about his opportunity to earn the starting quarterback job.
Mike Freeman of CBS Sports says Tebow “isn’t happy” about not getting the opportunity to replace Sanchez. Freeman reported the following on Tuesday:
When the Jets traded for Tebow, he was informed that he would get a chance to start should something happen to Sanchez (either due to injury or benching). But that hasn’t truly happened and I’m told Tebow feels like the Jets misled him.
Freeman’s report meshes with what we heard in March when the Denver Broncos were exploring trades for Tebow. Tebow reportedly chose the Jets because he felt the coaches there wanted him more. He a...