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Greg McElroy released by Jets

  • Tad Johnson

Remember way back when… when Greg McElroy was competing with Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow for a starting job in New York? Apparently neither do the Jets.

Greg McElroy has been released by the New York Jets today as they work towards the final 53 man roster. This means that Mark Sanchez, Geno Smith, and Matt Simms will likely be the QB’s the Jets maintain with recently signed former Packers QB Graham Harrell a question mark (he played one snap in the Jets final preseason game, and it was a kneel down).

McElroy, a seventh-round pick in 2011, had been listed as third on the team’s QB depth chart for most of the preseason but has suffered with injuries and inconsistency that paved the way for Matt Simms to overtake him. McElroy missed the last three preseason games because of a sprained left knee. He was hoping to play in the final game, but he aggravated the injury in practice. Simms played the final game instead, going 33-of-44 for 285 yards to seal his position as the third stringer behind Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith, who are still competing for the starting job.

He played in two games last season, one being a win against the Arizona Cardinals and another against the San Diego Chargers where he was sacked 11 times and suffered a concussion.


What do you think will happen to Greg McElroy?
Does this make the Jets QB circus any less confusing?

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