Rapoport: McElroys avoid drama
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.
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."