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December 20th, 2012
08:26 AM ET

With Mark Sanchez benched, Tim Tebow passed as Jets starting QB

Ending the season with six wins and eight losses, the struggling New York Jets have some changes to make. Mark Sanchez already benched, backup quarterback Tim Tebow is overlooked for third string, Greg McElroy. “Tim can play […] I just kind of made a decision that in my gut I feel that the best thing for our football team is for Greg to be our quarterback now,” head coach Rex Ryan said at a press conference. Wall Street Journal sports columnist Jason Gay stops by the set with details.

Brought on to up the ante, Tebow was not even given the opportunity to shine, let alone play, “We’re talking about a football team that is 6-8 and is not going to go to the playoffs this year for the second consecutive year. But the Jets are the story and it’s because of Tim Tebow who is this intensely polarizing player who electrified the country as a member of the Denver Broncos.”

Frustrated and fed up, rumors swirl that Tebow is requesting to be traded. “The thing that’s so unusual is that they’re just not even taking the car out for a drive. They’re not even really trying it. They’re not giving Tebow the chance. That’s the strange part of the whole thing, Gay says.”

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