OVERALL GAME GRADE: D
Greg McElroy has to get some benefit of the doubt as this was his first NFL start. However, he didn't show anything that would convince anyone he could be a quarterback of the future just yet.
McElroy was confused when his first option was covered and didn't progress naturally through his reads. The game simply looked like it moved too fast for him.
Not all of the eleven sacks against him were his fault, but a lot of them were. He was also careless with the football on an interception and late fumble.
McElroy was 14-of-24 for 184 yards and no touchdowns.
He'll get another shot next week to see if he can make some improvements.
FOURTH QUARTER: F
McElroy completed a could of nice passes to Clyde Gates and Braylon Edwards, but spent much of the fourth quarter on the ground. He had a nice 15-yard scramble, so there was that.
THIRD QUARTER: F
It was fine that Greg McElroy was managing the game well when the Jets were ahead 14-10, but he's going to have to start making plays now.
McElroy's interception to end the third quarter will seal the team's fate if the Chargers are able to punch it in for a touchdown.
McElroy has been abused to the tune of seven sacks, some of which are his fault.
SECOND QUARTER: C+
Well Greg McElroy hasn't lit up the stat sheet, but he has managed the team effectively to a 14-10 halftime lead. The sad thing is that this type of play likely would have been enough for the Jets to win last week against the Titans.
McElroy has continued to struggle to progress through his reads and looks confused when his first option is covered. It could also be that his second and third options are covered as well, but the confusion is palpable.
McElroy seems to be comfortable with his pre-snap reads though. He has audibled off his initial play call effectively on a number of occasions.
McElroy goes into the half 5-for-9 for 76 yards and no turnovers.
FIRST QUARTER: B
Greg McElroy has led the Jets on two touchdown drives on his three possessions, so there really should be nothing to complain about here.
He was helped by a big pass interference penalty and a 42-yard trick play on each drive, but the main point is that he got into the end zone twice.
McElroy looked confused at the start and seemed to panic when his first read wasn't open. He better get used to it because it doesn't seem like his receivers will be able to get separation all day.
McElroy showed nice field vision on his scramble down to the 1-yard-line as he recognized a hole on the backside of the offense at cut back nicely.
McElroy finished 3-for-5 for 53 yards.