A source said the Jets were shocked at how poor Tim Tebow played in practice soon after he arrived. As Tebow struggled, McElroy improved and eventually gained the coaching staff’s backing. So when Ryan decided to give Mark Sanchez the hook this week, his trust was in Greg McElroy.
There was also the “Tebowmania” factor. One source described the organization as “frozen with fear” that Tebow would actually excel, creating a quarterback controversy that would wreck Sanchez’s psyche. Tebow wound up being more effective as the personal protector on the punt team than as an offensive player.
It's never a good sign when a team doesn't player a QB because they're afraid he's going to excel. Tim Tebow won't be a Jet in 2013.