Not that it really matters at this point -- since the Jets are mathematically eliminated from 2012 playoff consideration -- but Greg McElroy will start for New York at quarterback on Sunday.
The Jets made it official, announcing that McElroy would start against the Chargers just a day after the Jets literally fumbled their season away on Monday night against the Titans.
Part of that may very well be public safety: Jets fans are outraged at the team's inability to produce any offense, and a meaningless home game at Met Life Stadium with Sanchez under center could result in riots. (No, seriously.)
Some of the quotes coming out of New York about Sanchez on Tuesday are flat-out brutal. And they might be anonymous, but they're certainly accurate.
@realfreemancbs: Jets player to me on Mark Sanchez: "I've never seen a guy lose his confidence to this level. It's gone. He's playing scared."
But again, it's really too little, too late. McElroy came in for a benched Sanchez against the Cardinals a few weeks ago and led the Jets to victory. Naturally, they decided to make him inactive for the next two games.
None of it makes any sense, which is why it's perfect that the Jets are going with their best option when they're playing for nothing.