News: Jets quarterback Greg McElroy dismissed reports that indicated he hid a concussion in order to stay active and said he feels "fine" now, The Star-Ledger reports. McElroy said he shrugged off the symptoms earlier in the week as general effects after a game following his first NFL start in Week 16. It was only on Thursday that we went to the coaching staff with the issue and was ultimately ruled out for the season finale. "I didnt really have any symptoms after the game," said McElroy, who was sacked 11 times by the Chargers. "Youre going to be tired. Youre going to be worn out. Youre going to have a bit of a headache. All of those things are normal for after a game."
Analysis: McElroy was in line to finish the season as the Jets' starter before he was sidelined with the head injury and Mark Sanchez returned under center for Week 17 at Buffalo. But the second-year player refuted reports that claimed he was attempting to hide the injury in order to not miss any playing time. It's unclear how McElroy will factor into the team's quarterback situation for next season as the Jets retained coach Rex Ryan on Monday. Even if he does land the starting job, he is not considered a recommended Fantasy option in 2013 drafts.
News: After making his first career start last Sunday, Jets quarterback Greg McElroy (concussion, abdomen) was listed among the team's inactives for Week 17 at Buffalo. McElroy apparently suffered a concussion during the Week 16 loss to San Diego, but didn't reveal the issue until last Thursday and was pulled from the starting lineup in favor of Mark Sanchez. Tim Tebow will serve as the backup quarterback against the Bills.
Analysis: McElroy was lifting weights Thursday and started experiencing headaches, coach Rex Ryan said. He then went to the team's training staff and then revealed he was suffering concussion-like symptoms after being sacked 11 times in the Jets' loss to San Diego. Overall, he appeared in just two games during his second NFL season and could fight for a starting job next year. However, he's not worth targeting in Fantasy drafts.
News: Jets head coach Rex Ryan told reporters Thursday that quarterback Greg McElroy, who started the team's previous game in place of Mark Sanchez, suffered a concussion and will not be able to start in Week 17 in Buffalo. According to Ryan, McElroy did not tell trainers that he was suffering from concussion symptoms until Thursday, when he finally confessed that he was dealing with headaches. Sanchez will start in his place for Sunday's finale.
Analysis: McElroy was able to practice in full Wednesday despite an abdomen injury, so this injury is completely unrelated. He was decent in his first NFL start against the Chargers in Week 16, but he will not get another chance to show his abilities. The fact that McElroy ended up with a concussion in a game that saw him get sacked 11 times is not a huge surprise, and it is not surprising that a former seventh-round pick would try to hide an injury when given his first chance to start. His season is over now, as he finished with 214 passing yards and one touchdown, while completing 19 of 31 passes. He threw one interception as well. McElroy might have a chance to fight for the starting spot in training camp next year, however there is little reason to think that he has the inside track for the job. Fantasy owners should not expect much from the inexperienced signal caller heading into his third season.
News: Jets quarterback Greg McElroy, who was so-so in his start over Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez Week 16 in the loss to San Diego, is now listed on the injury report with an abdomen issue, reports the Newark Star-Ledger Wednesday. That said, McElroy practiced in full after being sacked 11 times against the Chargers. He is slated to start Week 17 against Buffalo in the season finale. That said, coach Rex Ryan said he's considering keeping all three quarterbacks active for the game. "It's certainly a possibility and right now with this (injury report) we might not have that many," Ryan said. Also, Jeremy Kerley could continue to see snaps in the wildcat package as he did against San Diego.
Analysis: McElroy went 14 of 24 for 185 yards in his first career start last week and took a pounding in the process. He is likely to start for the Jets against the Bills, but it is possible that both Tebow and Kerley get some snaps in the wildcat package as well. Also, Sanchez is still sitting on the sidelines and Ryan said he might be active for the game. This situation has been and remains a mess and Fantasy owners should be bypassing anyone resembling a quarterback and wearing a Jets uniform for Week 17.
News: Jets quarterback Greg McElroy completed 14 of his 24 attempts for 185 yards during his first career NFL start in New York's 27-17 loss to San Diego in Week 16. McElroy, the team's first starting quarterback other than Mark Sanchez since Week 17 of the 2010 season, failed to record a touchdown pass and was picked off once. He was also sacked 11 times by a swarming Chargers defense, the most allowed by the Jets since 1986. McElroy did finish as the team's second-leading rusher with 25 yards on four attempts. Neither of New York's other active quarterbacks -- Sanchez or Tim Tebow -- stepped onto the field despite McElroy also losing a fumble in the game. Jets coach Rex Ryan announced after the game that McElroy would start the season finale next Sunday at Buffalo.
Analysis: McElroy orchestrated a comeback victory over Arizona in his only other action this season, but hardly had the same effectiveness Sunday. The 24-year-old struggled to reach receivers downfield and completed just 58.3 percent of his passes, while throwing his lone interception on a deep ball late in the third quarter. Still, it's somewhat encouraging, for him at least, that the Jets stuck with him the entire game despite his poor pocket presence. New York appears to be completely over Sanchez as its starter as McElroy will line up under center for the season finale at Buffalo. However, he is still not considered a worthwhile Fantasy option for Week 17.
News: In less than a month, Jets quarterback Greg McElroy has gone from the inactive list to starter. New York's matchup against San Diego in Week 16 will mark the first career start for McElroy, who is stepping in for the benched Mark Sanchez and leapfrogging backup Tim Tebow on the team's depth chart. Coach Rex Ryan made the decision Tuesday to go with the team's seventh-round pick last year out of Alabama, and now McElroy gets a chance to show the Jets if he might be part of the franchise's future. "I don't look at it like anything," McElroy said. "Obviously, it's one game at a time. You never know what the situation is going to be. ... Just enjoy right now, live in the moment."
Analysis: McElroy led New York to a 7-6 victory over Arizona when he replaced Sanchez late in that game three weeks ago before landing back on the inactive list the following week. Ryan said McElroy's arm is "immensely" better than it was when he first joined the team, and since missing all of last season after dislocating a thumb in a preseason game. "His whole resume speaks about him obviously being a very confident guy and a confident leader," Ryan said. "He understands that we have to protect the football. That's where we're at right now." McElroy has attempted just seven passes all season and this certainly isn't the time of season for Fantasy owners to be relying on an inexperienced quarterback. He should be bypassed in all formats for Week 16.
News: The Jets announced Tuesday Greg McElroy has been named the starting quarterback for Week 16 vs. San Diego. It was first reported coach Rex Ryan was leaning toward starting McElroy over struggling starter Mark Sanchez. The New York Daily News was the first to confirm the Jets intended to start McElroy Sunday.
Analysis: Can you really be surprised by this news? Sanchez threw four interceptions Monday against the Titans, eliminating the Jets from postseason play. Sanchez has been awful lately, completing 51.4 percent of his passes for 339 yards, one touchdown and seven interceptions in his last three games. The Jets might want to start McElroy the rest of the season to see if they want to move forward with Sanchez as their starting quarterback next season. Even though McElroy draws the start Sunday, you wouldn't want to start him in Fantasy. There are much better options available.
News: After engineering a comeback victory over Arizona last Sunday, Jets quarterback Greg McElroy returned to a familiar position and was listed among the team's inactives for Week 14 at Jacksonville. McElroy replaced Mark Sanchez during the third quarter of Week 13 -- the first game he was active for this season -- and fired a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. Tim Tebow will serve as New York's backup against the Jaguars. According to the team's official website, New York planned to have all three quarterbacks active Sunday, but running back Joe McKnight developed migraines and the club was forced to activate Kahlil Bell as insurance.
Analysis: Despite an inspiring performance by McElroy last week, Jets coach Rex Ryan continues to insist Sanchez is the franchise quarterback and inserted him back into the starting lineup Sunday. McElroy could be activated at some point over the last three weeks of the season if Sanchez struggles again, but he is not considered an integral Fantasy option. He should continue to be left on waivers in all formats at this point.
News: The Jets named Mark Sanchez as their starting quarterback for Week 14 at Jacksonville. ESPN first reported the story and the New York Daily News reports Sanchez is the choice because the coaches still have confidence in him and because Jacksonville's next two games are on the road. Sanchez was replaced by third-string quarterback Greg McElroy last week in a 7-6 Jets win over the Cardinals.
Analysis: McElroy might still see the field before the season is through, and even though he's a capable game manager the reality is that Fantasy owners shouldn't carry him on rosters.
News: Jets coach Rex Ryan told reporters Monday he is not ready to name a starting quarterback for Week 14 at Jacksonville. Greg McElroy came off the bench Sunday to replace Mark Sanchez and lead New York to a 7-6 comeback win against the Cardinals. On Monday, Ryan said he needs more time to decide who will start and added all three of his quarterbacks, including the injured Tim Tebow (ribs), are in the running to start Sunday. "Well, I think right now, I definitely need a little more time to make that decision," Ryan said. "I have three good quarterbacks and I feel good about three quarterbacks. I think were in a better situation than a lot of teams." CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports Ryan is leaning towards starting McElroy on Sunday.
Analysis: McElroy might have led New York to a win last Sunday, but he threw for just 29 yards and attempted seven passes. Perhaps with a full week of practice, the Jets might have more confidence in his abilities. However, Ryan said he is still deciding on who starts Sunday. He added Tebow was cleared to play Week 13, but he is still not 100 percent. And who knows, Ryan might throw Sanchez back in there Week 14 after sending a clear message to him Sunday by benching him. Tebow might have the most Fantasy appeal if he is named the starting quarterback because he did have some solid performances last season for Denver. However, wait to make a decision regarding your Fantasy roster until Ryan names a starter. There is no need to rush out and add any Jets quarterback at this time.
News: Jets quarterback Greg McElroy needed a little over one quarter in Week 13 to match a feat that Mark Sanchez accomplished once in his past five starts: win a game. McElroy, who was active Sunday for the first time this season, took over for Sanchez after he was benched with less than five minutes remaining in the third quarter. He completed 5 of his 7 attempts against Arizona and led New York to its only points with an impressive drive -- the first of his career -- connecting with tight end Jeff Cumberland on a 1-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. That ended up being the winning score in the Jets' 7-6 victory. The most important part? He didn't throw an interception after Sanchez was picked off three times, including twice in the first quarter. "I'll let you guys know who's going to be the quarterback when I'm ready to," coach Rex Ryan said after the game. "We'll look at our situation and evaluate as the week goes on."
Analysis: Of all the weeks for Tim Tebow to be inactive. Frustrated by the lack of consistent production from Sanchez, the Jets turned to McElroy, who had not appeared in a game during his two-year career prior to Sunday. He attempted 14 fewer passes than Sanchez, but still connected on half of the starter's completion total (10 to 5). McElroy's productive outing may have sparked a quarterback controversy for the Jets as Sanchez now has more interceptions (13) than touchdown passes (12) on the season. It should make for an interesting week around Jets camp. If Tebow is healthy enough to play, he could be in line to start next week -- at Jacksonville against his hometown Jaguars. If not, coach Rex Ryan will have to take a look at McElroy, a seventh-round pick out of Alabama last year who missed all last season with a thumb injury. However, neither player will be considered enviable Fantasy options for Week 14.
News: The Palm Beach Post reports Sunday that the Jets signed QB Kevin O'Connell because rookie QB Greg McElroy was placed on the injured reserve following thumb surgery Friday.
Analysis: McElroy had minimal Fantasy value even if he was healthy. Keep an eye on his progress, but ignore him in all leagues on Draft Day since he is done for the year.
News: Rookie quarterback Greg McElroy underwent surgery on his thumb Friday morning, according to ESPN. McElroy, who was in line to be the Jets' No. 3 quarterback, injured his thumb in the second quarter of Thursday night's preseason finale against the Eagles.
Analysis: The Jets have yet to announce a timetable for McElroy, but he may not be available to serve as the team's third QB to begin the season. Without an unforeseen climb in the depth chart this season, he'll continue to have no Fantasy appeal.
News: Jets QB Greg McElroy left the stadium Thursday night with his right hand in a cast. He said it has not been confirmed if his thumb is dislocated or not after hitting it on OL Matt Kroul's helmet in the second quarter in the preseason finale against the Eagles. He said it does feel kind of "loose." He will have an MRI on Friday to make a final determination.
Analysis: McElroy has minimal Fantasy value even when healthy. Ignore him in all leagues on Draft Day.
News: Jets rookie QB Greg McElroy had an NFL debut he won't soon forget on Monday against the Texans. He was sacked five times and seemingly on every drop-back while occupying the field for the majority of three-plus quarters of action with Mark Sanchez watching. McElroy showed poise on the way to hanging in there on the way to completing 23 of 39 passes for 208 yards and a touchdown. He nearly drove the Jets to a game-winning score, but came up just short. "It looked like for a minute to me that we were trying to find out how tough that kid was and I think we found out," coach Rex Ryan told reporters after the game.
Analysis: McElroy may have played his way into Ryan's favor in his first NFL action, which means he could be the primary backup to Sanchez for the near future once Mark Brunell retires. Though he was pummeled, the Alabama product loved it. "It was awesome," said McElroy to the New York Post. "It was just so great to be out there playing again. I feel like I learned so much on the job. I felt great." Fantasy owners should keep up with the situation, though he is not worth targeting on Draft Day.
News: In the seventh round, the Jets took Alabama QB Greg McElroy, who helped the Crimson Tide win the national title as a junior in 2009. McElroy, who ranks third in school history with 39 career touchdown passes, threw for a career-high 2,987 yards and 20 touchdowns with just five interceptions last season. He wore No. 12 at Alabama in honor of Jets Hall of Famer Joe Namath, his father's favorite player. "I can't believe I'm not going to only wear the same college uniform as Joe Namath," he said, "but hopefully will have the opportunity to wear the same NFL uniform."
Analysis: We liked McElroy in college -- he's a gamer with smarts but not the kind of arm you'd want for your starting quarterback. He might have a fruitful career as a backup behind Mark Sanchez but won't be worth drafting in Fantasy play.