Greg McElroy spoke to reporters Friday after the New York Jets’ practice. McElroy, a second-year quarterback out of Alabama, will make his first NFL start Sunday against San Diego.
Click here to read the transcript of the interview.
Here’s a taste of it:
–On if he’s excited the world didn’t end before he could make his first NFL start: “Everyone’s asked me that several times this week. It’s like, “Are you disappointed that the world could end before your first NFL start?” And I was like, “At that point, does it really matter?” But, yeah, I’m glad that we’re still around, I’m glad that everything’s OK. I wasn’t really all that worried about it.”
–On if other people have asked him if he was happy the world didn’t end before he could make his first NFL start: “I’m dead serious. A couple different people, like high school friends just messing with me and stuff like that. Yeah, it’s pretty funny.”
–On if his preparation has changed this week: “Just continue to do what you’ve been doing and obviously we’ve been doing this for a long time now. We’re late in the season and there’s two games left in the season. You have that routine down, you have that preparation down. It hasn’t really affected the way I’ve prepared. Every week I’ve tried to prepare like I was going to be out there playing in the game and taking the snaps. This week didn’t really change much. I just got more reps in practice. I felt good. I felt comfortable going in.”