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McElroy has concussion, Sanchez to start for Jets
“I guess I didn’t expect it,” Sanchez said. “I wasn’t coming into today thinking he had a concussion. I never would’ve known.”
The news came on the heels of some tension between Ryan and Tebow last week, when the popular backup quarterback told the coach he was “disappointed” at not getting the start and wanted to play “regular quarterback.” ESPN New York first reported Sunday that Tebow asked out of the wildcat, and a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed that to The Associated Press. The two met again last Friday to clear the air, and Tebow reiterated that he was willing to do anything the team asked him to do.
Tebow insisted Wednesday that he did not refuse to do anything and acknowledged that Ryan might have misinterpreted what he said. Ryan said he understands that Tebow is frustrated at the situation and by not starting, but again would not disclose anything said between the two in their conversations last week.
“When you’re a competitor, you want to play,” Tebow said. “But I understood his decision and I just let him know, just like always, that I’ll do whatever I can to help the team.”
Tebow will be the No. 2 quarterback on Sunday at Buffalo, and could play _ but it won’t be as the starter.
“Obviously, he’d like a shot at it,” Ryan said, “but with the situation the way it is, it’s a short window, really, to get the preparation time in and I just think it’s best for our football team.”
With the way the season has played out, from the quarterback controversies to the injuries suffered by key players, Ryan was asked if this is the strangest year he has ever experienced in the NFL.
“Yeah, I would say that’s pretty accurate,” Ryan said, laughing. “And, we’ve had some strange ones.”
Added Tebow, chuckling: “It’s been interesting.”
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