It’s safe to say this has not been one of the calmer weeks of the season. It started with a loss Monday night and the dominoes have continued to fall.
After head coach Rex Ryan announced Greg McElroy will make his first career start the New York Jets’ quarterback drama was taken to another level. Mark Sanchez clearly was not happy about being benched and Tim Tebow finally showed some frustration.
It’s now come out that the Jets are seeking possible trade options for Sanchez, but it’s going to be hard to convince a team to take on his huge contract. New York will also most likely part ways with Tebow after this season, which makes you wonder why they even traded for him in the first place.
This week they’ll play host to a San Diego Chargers team that has had an equally disappointing season. At 5-9 San Diego is far from where they thought they would be and head coach Norv Turner looks like he may be on the way out.
Philip Rivers has always been a fighter so you can expect him to put it all on the line for his coach. Statistically Rivers hasn’t had a terrible season, but the running game has been almost nonexistent. Ryan Mathews was placed on injured reserve this week, so Ronnie Brown and Jackie Battle will try to produce something on the ground.
It’s finally time to see what Greg McElroy can do. The spotlight is nothing new to him; he won a national championship at the University of Alabama, so he can handle pressure. Now he has to prove he belongs in the NFL.
Final Score: Jets 24 Chargers 17
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Written by Matt Brody