Former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy is slated to play tonight when his New York Jets complete their preseason against the Philadelphia Eagles.
No television coverage is planned, but certainly, you’ll be able to catch the highlights.
The New York Times has a good story in today’s editions about the Jets’ quarterback situation.
In one part, Jets coach Rex Ryan confirms that if quarterback Mark Sanchez got hurt, he wouldn’t make McElroy the starter and continue using Tim Tebow as the Wildcat quarterback:
Asked if he could envision McElroy’s becoming a traditional-style starting quarterback if Sanchez got hurt, Ryan shook his head and said: “I think Tebow would expand his role. I think we feel good about what Tim can do.”
So this could be the last game for a while for the 24-year-old McElroy, who led Alabama to the 2009 national championship (beating Florida and Tebow in the Southeastern Conference title game along the way).