Timing is no friend of Tim Tebow.
Tebow, inactive with a rib injury, said he tried to convince Ryan to let him play against the Cardinals.
"Could I have pushed, went out there and played? I think I could have managed it," Tebow said Monday, via the New York Daily News. "I feel like I'm healing up."
Rapoport: McElroys avoid drama
"You just have to look at it as another game," Tebow said, according to the Daily News. "It doesn't matter how many family or friends are going to be there."
Tebow was asked if he'd be upset if McElroy started over him.
"I'm not into hypotheticals," he said. "I'm trying to get healthy right now."
If Tebow is cleared to play, he has every right to be unhappy if McElroy gets the nod ahead of him. Tebow was brought to the Jets to be a hybrid weapon and premium insurance policy if Sanchez were to miss time. If Ryan goes with a seventh-round draft pick ahead of Tebow, it tells you everything you need to know.