Jets Sticking With Mark Sanchez at QB
Greg McElroy, sit back down. The same goes for Tim Tebow. According to reports, the New York Jets will stick with Mark Sanchez as their starting quarterback, despite benching him in a 7-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals in week 13.
Sanchez was replaced by McElroy, who ended up throwing a game-winning touchdown pass, and was the subject of replacement rumors for the past several days. Per several rumors, owner Woody Johnson favored the switch to McElroy, and no one in the organization had any interest in making the transition to Tebowmania over the final four regular season games of the year.
A big reason why is undoubtedly the fact that New York is on the hook for over $8 million in guaranteed cash for Sanchez next season, but either way you look at it, a case can also still be made that Sanchez still gives the Jets the best chance to win. In fact, if Sanchez can somehow pull himself together and lead the Jets to four straight wins and a 9-7 finish, the playoffs aren’t out of the realm of possibility.
In the meantime, Sanchez will start in week 14 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Sanchez hasn’t been very good this year, but week 14 could be interesting for him. He’s never been benched before, so nearly losing his job could propel him to play better. It also doesn’t hurt that the Jaguars aren’t the toughest of opponents. Regardless of the potential upside, Sanchez is now better than a QB2 this week in fantasy football.