Like statisticals? I got one for you: When Greg McElroy takes his first snap against the Chargers on Sunday he will be the first quarterback selected in the 7th round of the NFL draft to start ahead of not one but two former first round draft picks!
Not a stat guy? No problem, here’s it put another way: On Sunday the New York Jet-ropolitains will have the dubious distinction of having the most popular backup quarterback in NFL history, Tebow, AND it’s most expensive, Sanchez, both play clipboard-jockey to a former 7th round draft pick.
Either way on Sunday the New York Jets are making history, only the wrong kind.
Here is something I found when I Googled “Greg McElroy draft analysis”. It lists that he was a finalist for the “Wooden Citizenship Cup”. I don’t know what that is but I think it means he is good at golf and friendship.
Great article I found while researching the specifics of the contract extensions Sanchez signed. You can skip it all until you get to the fifth point Manish Mehta made and take it from there. Here are my two favorite parts of the article, ” If Sanchez disappoints in 2012, the Jets may be able to trade him. They aren’t necessarily locked into keeping him for the next two seasons. Why would anyone want to trade for Sanchez at that point? Well, teams would only have to make a $8.75 million commitment ($20.5M minus $11.75M paid in 2012) for a four-year contract. That could happen unless Sanchez regresses badly.”
And, “The worst case scenario for Gang Green: Sanchez regresses badly in 2012 and can’t be dealt after the season. If he underperforms again in 2013, the Jets could simply release him.”
Can anybody say foreshadowing?