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Rex Ryan could name New York Jets' QB on Tuesday

Greg McElroy helped drive the New York Jets to their only touchdown in Sunday's 7-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Was that enough to win him the starting quarterback job?

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NFL.com's Albert Breer reported Monday that Jets coach Rex Ryan met with people at different levels of the organization throughout the day regarding the quarterback situation and chose to sleep on it. A team source said a final decision hasn't been made, but it could come Tuesday.

A Monday report by CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora suggested McElroy, not incumbent Mark Sanchez, likely will be the choice to start Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

As for Tim Tebow? La Canfora reported Tebow isn't regarded as a starting candidate, and coaches have been reluctant to play him at all this season. Tebow's rib injury doesn't factor into their opinion.

Ryan already has done the hard part here, benching Sanchez for the first time in four seasons. If you've followed the Jets, you know Ryan has been reticient to give Tebow a piece of this offense. We're not convinced Sanchez would've even come out of Sunday's game if Tebow were active and available.


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That leaves McElroy, a former seventh-round draft pick out of Alabama, who, according to La Canfora, impressed the Jets with "the improved pace and verve of the offense."

We don't know about all that, but McElroy did provide the Jets and their fan base with a spark invisible under Sanchez. It makes sense to give McElroy his first start. What else do the Jets have to lose?

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