|Jets QB Greg McElroy looks for a touchdown call vs. the Cardinals. McElroy replaced Mark Sanchez after the half. (US Presswire)|
McElroy was the team's 7th-round pick in 2011 and missed the regular season after surgery for a dislocated thumb. In 2010, McElroy steered Alabama to a BCS championship.
The Jets traded with Denver in the offseason for QB Tim Tebow and, with the team at 4-7 and floundering, many have been clamoring for the Jets to put him in for Sanchez. However, after cracking two ribs against Seattle three weeks ago, Tebow was inactive, elevating McElroy into the backup role.