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Third-string quarterback Greg McElroy has been deactivated for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, leaving Tim Tebow to back up starter Mark Sanchez, the Jets announced.

This comes just days after coach Rex Ryan contemplated starting McElroy in place of Sanchez after the second-year pro led the Jets to a 7-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 13.

The Jets -- perhaps sensing the angry mob outside their walls -- later tweeted that they planned to activate three quarterbacks, but running back Joe McKnight developed migraines before the game. Therefore, Kahlil Bell was activated in case McKnight couldn't play.

McElroy took over for ineffective Sanchez last week and completed 5 of 7 passes for 29 yards and one touchdown while Tebow nursed fractured ribs. Ryan this week talked about possibly rolling with all three quarterbacks. Now he has reverted back to the Sanchez-Tebow duo he has employed since the start of the season.

One man still paying attention to the Jets, legendary passer Joe Namath, disagreed with Ryan's decision-making.

"I don't care if Jacksonville is Tebow's hometown," Namath tweeted. "I believe we have a better chance of winning with McElroy replacing Sancez."

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