Re: NFL Thread: Week 13 - STEELERS FANS ASSEMBLE
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The New York Jets decided to activate only two quarterbacks Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but in a surprise, the backup is Tim Tebow, not Greg McElroy.
Tebow, who didn't play in the last two games as he heals from fractured ribs, was listed as questionable for the game. Coach Rex Ryan indicated as late as Thursday that he wasn't comfortable with Tebow playing in a game.
Tebow was limited in practice all week. On Friday, Ryan suggested he might dress all three quarterbacks, with Tebow and McElroy backing up embattled starter Mark Sanchez.
McElroy was active last week and rallied the Jets to a 7-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals, fueling a quarterback controversy. Ryan said he considered McElroy for the starting job. In a span of a week, McElroy went from almost starting to inactive.
The crowd at EverBank Field will appreciate Ryan's decision. Tebow is a local icon, as he grew up in Jacksonville and starred at the University of Florida.
Step in and lead your team to victory one week, inactive the next. Laughable decision. But somehow not surprising.