Before the season began, everyone expected a quarterback controversy for the New York Jets, but not with Greg McElroy.
Quarterback Mark Sanchez is in danger of losing his job as New York meets the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday afternoon at EverBank Field.
The story throughout the Jets season has been Tim Tebow waiting in the wings, but McElroy may be the first off the bench with Tebow listed as a game-time decision.
McElroy replaced Sanchez in the third quarter last week and led the Jets down field for the winning touchdown in a 7-6 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
Sanchez chucked up three interceptions, while McElroy went 5-for-7 for 29 yards and a one yard strike for a touchdown to tight end Jeff Cumberland.
However, the Jets defense deserves most the credit for the win, after stuffing all 15 of the Cardinals attempts on third down, and allowing just 138 total yards.
Sanchez may have an easier time keeping his job against Jacksonville this week.
The Jaguars are 2-10 and let up the third most point per game in the NFL.
Last week Jacksonville lost 34-18 to the Buffalo Bills, with the defense surrendering 232 rushing yards.
Quarterback Chad Henne went 19-for-42 for 202 yards with one touchdown and one interception, and also added a one yard rushing score. Receiver Cecil Shorts also caught a touchdown pass for the fourth straight game, but also suffered a concussion.
Shorts has been ruled out against the Jets, while New York tight end Dustin Keller and receiver Clyde Gates are also out.
The game begins at 1 p.m. EDT and will be shown by CBS, or watch a live stream online by purchasing NFL Sunday Ticket Max.
Betting Odds: New York is favored by 3 points
Over/Under: 38.5 points
Prediction: Sanchez has an excellent opportunity to pad his stats against the Jaguars, but will get pulled if he struggles. New York’s defense should carry them to a victory.
Predicted Score: New York 24, Jacksonville 10