After beating Arizona in a game that many are calling, “the worst thing I’ve ever seen”, the Jets improved their record to 5-7.
But perhaps the biggest story in the game was Rex Ryan FINALLY benching Mark Sanchez. The local media and fans are often annoyed with starting quarterbacks, but this is one case where the coach truly seemed like the only person on earth that thought that Sanchez deserved to keep his job. In most cases pulling him earlier in the season would have been a no-brainer, but it starts to get more complicated when you take a look at the other signal callers on the roster. Rex announced this morning that Sanchez will be keeping his job (for now) but that doesn’t mean this story is going to go away. This is why I put together this handy guide to the Jets three-way QB controversy!
The case for starting Mark Sanchez
-Experience and knowledge of the offense
-The odds of running face first into his own lineman’s butt and fumbling again in the same season seem long
-The NFL’s 186th playoff tiebreaker is “Most games started by players with douchey GQ photo shoots”
The case against starting Sanchez
-Seriously, have you been watching this shit?
-Isn’t calling plays in the huddle anymore, just openly weeping
The case for starting Tim Tebow
-Spread option offense is hard to prepare against
–TEBOW! TEBOW! TEBOW! What do you mean that’s not a reason?
-Can avoid intentional grounding calls by just explaining, “I actually have no control over where I’m throwing the ball”
The case against starting Tebow
-As it turns out, holding the other team to ten points and relying on them to employ an idiotic defensive strategy at the end of the game is not sustainable
-God is more of an RG3 fan this year
The case for starting Greg McElroy
-NFL teams do not have much tape on him, which could be beneficial for a few weeks
-When you squint, kind of looks like Drew Brees from afar
-Fuck it, why not?
The case against starting McElroy
-Before Sunday, was most known in the NFL for ripping on his teammates
-Actually a Patriots sleeper agent, raised from birth by Bill Belichick*
(* I’ve been watching a lot of Homeland)
Who do you think should start for the Jets? Let us know in the comments section!