Mehta adds that GM Mike Tannenbaum and OC Tony Sparano are both in favor of keeping Sanchez under center, so it looks like Rex Ryan will ultimately be the one to decide who the start will be this weekend.
McElroy put together a single drive that resulted in a touchdown and subsequently won the game, but it’s hard to imagine him being all that productive moving forward. Still, Sanchez has done everything in his power to be benched, so it probably doesn’t matter who’s starting for them at this point.
One of La Canfora’s sources mentioned that Jets’ thinking is currently “65-35” in favor of McElroy. The Jets reportedly liked the “improved pace and verve” that the team’s offense showed while McElroy was under center.
La Canfora adds that the Jets do not consider Tim Tebow a starting quarterback and he is not in consideration for the team’s starting quarterback position.
It will be interesting to see what the Jets elect to do during the offseason in regards to the quarterback position and Sanchez’s contract. He’s in line to make $8.25 million in guarantees next season, so it’s safe to assume that he’ll be back.