New York Jets finally bench Mark Sanchez
The New York Jets haven’t given their fans much to cheer about but the benching of Mark Sanchez is something to cheer about. The Jets have finally pulled the plug on Mark Sanchez in the third quarter in the game against the Arizona Cardinals and have put in Greg McElroy, a 7th round draft pick out of Alabama in the 2011 NFL Draft. What about Tim Tebow you ask? Tim Tebow is inactive due to the ongoing rib injury with McElroy the only choice for Rex Ryan.
The Jets and Cardinals have played horribly and considering both have quarterback issues it should be no surprise. Sanchez will end the day 10 for 21 with 97 yards and three interceptions. The Jets had zero points when Greg McElroy came into the game and did something Sanchez couldn’t do, score a touchdown. Just shortly after McElroy took the reigns of the Jets offense, the offense came to life. McElroy drove the Jets down the field and found a wide open Jeff Cumberland in the end zone to put the Jets up 7 to 6 over the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth quarter.
We know the New York media loves drama within the Jets organization, and they will get it. It seems Mark Sanchez’s NFL career is now over and while it is unknown if McElroy is the long term answer for the Jets, at least he is showing that he can be a capable starter in the NFL and have gave Jets fans an early Christmas present.
Mike Presley is a NFL Writer for The Penalty Flag. He is a graduate of the Carolina School of Broadcasting and hosts a weekly NFL show on 89.3 The Storm on Thursdays from 4PM-6PM called “The Front Seven.” Mike writes for the racing website www.hardcoreracefans.com. Follow him on Twitter @mikepresley64.