Mark Sanchez of New York Jets benched, Greg McElroy to start - ESPN New York


Rex Ryan has seen enough of Mark Sanchez.

The New York Jets coach made the dramatic, but expected decision Tuesday, benching the only starting quarterback he’s had in four years. Ryan will give Greg McElroy his first career start Sunday at home against the San Diego Chargers.

Ryan is expected to address the media at 4:45 p.m.

The decision is a stunning blow to Tim Tebow, the No. 2 quarterback. The organization is concerned about the potential fallout from passing over one of the most popular players in the league, and Ryan may try to find a way to incorporate Tebow into the game plan, a source said.