Tim Tebow snubbed again with Mark Sanchez starting Jets’ finale


The sooner this season ends for the Jets and Tim Tebow, the better.

Mark Sanchez will return as the starting quarterback Sunday, replacing Greg McElroy, who is out with a concussion. Jets coach Rex Ryan announced the quarterback switch Thursday morning, adding the latest twist to an already twisted Jets season.

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Rex Ryan again bypassed Tim Tebow. (AP Photo)

The decision could be viewed as another slap in the face to Tebow. Sanchez has regressed this season despite Ryan’s loyalty, and when the Jets fell out of playoff contention.

The bottom fell out for Sanchez when he threw four interceptions in Week 15. Ryan finally benched Sanchez for Week 16, but started McElroy instead of Tebow.

That decision upset Tebow, who spent almost the entire season listed as the No. 2 quarterback. Now with McElroy out, Ryan has turned to Sanchez again, instead of giving Tebow a chance to start and showcase himself for other teams. Tebow is expected to head elsewhere next season, with the Jaguars reported as one likely destination.

Apparently, Ryan would apparently prefer to start almost anyone available except Tebow. Maybe Vinny Testaverde should be loosening up his arm for a comeback.


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