You just can't make this stuff up. This is the quarterback clown car of the New York Jets. Not much to say except Jets LOL.
LOL is not a journalistic term, but there are times when all pretenses of decorum need to be dropped and a basic acronym must be used. It cannot be expressed any better than Jets LOL. Jets LOL is an all-encompassing umbrella. It says everything. It's like ... global warming. Or Carrot Top. Or Top Chef. Two words say it all. The Jets are beginning to make the Kansas City Chiefs look like the New England Patriots and thus Jets LOL.
It was announced on Thursday the team benched Greg McElroy, who has a concussion, in favor of Mark Sanchez. Concussions aren't funny, but this situation continues to be. Let's review it. The Jets drafted Sanchez. They bench him after he loses his confidence. They refuse to go to Tim Tebow after spending draft picks to bring him in. They see in practice that he's about as accurate as a Romney pollster and move him to punt protector. They don't dare start him. So he's passed over for McElroy, who is no better than a career backup. Then he gets concussed and it's back to Sanchez, who has no confidence.
In fact, if he lost his confidence before the benching, how do you think Sanchez feels now?
The Jets' starting quarterback is McSanchbow.
In speaking to a person close to Tebow on Monday morning, as you'd imagine, Tebow is furious with the situation.
I've been asking many people around football and no one can remember a similar situation as this one. Maybe something like this happened during the Woodrow Wilson administration, but in the modern history of the sport there has never been a situation where a starter was benched, the quarterback traded for was deemed unfit for starting, the third stringer, started, got hurt -- and the benched guy gets the start over the guy who was traded to be the backup.
Again, only two words to describe all of this.