Tim Tebow Reportedly Unhappy with Mark Sanchez Being Named Week 17 Starter

Alex KayCorrespondent IDecember 27, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 23: Quarterbacks Tim Tebow #15 and Mark Sanchez #6, look on as teammate Greg McElroy #14 of the New York Jets passes before the start of their game against the San Diego Chargers at MetLife Stadium on December 23, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets have made yet another quarterback switch late in the 2012 season, but once again, it is not a switch to Tim Tebow.

According to the team’s official Twitter feed, head coach Rex Ryan will be replacing the concussed Greg McElroy with Mark Sanchez against the Buffalo Bills in Week 17:

#RL Jets HC Rex Ryan has just announced: Greg McElroy has concussion, Mark Sanchez will start Jets' season finale @ BUF on Sunday.

— New York Jets (@nyjets) December 27, 2012

Obviously, Tebow is not pleased with this arrangement, as the signal-caller spent the entire season as the supposed No. 2 quarterback yet hasn't been given a chance to start under center.

After Mark Sanchez failed miserably in Week 15, Tebow was passed over for McElroy—a third-stringer that wasn’t even active for a handful of contests—against the San Diego Chargers.

Now, the controversial quarterback is being overlooked yet again in order to give Sanchez another opportunity to start. The move is an absolute slap in the face to a young man who has worked his tail off and done everything asked of him during his time in the Big Apple.

Brian Costello of the New York Post reported that Ryan was asked how Tebow feels about this injustice. The head coach's answer was blunt and to the point:

"Tim is not happy with that," Rex says. #nyj

— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) December 27, 2012

Watching McElroy get sacked 11 times in a 27-17 loss to the Bolts was cringe-worthy, and it comes as no surprise that the Alabama product is shaken up and unable to play in the season finale.

Not that he deserved another opportunity after taking all of those sacks and completing just 14-of-24 passes for 185 yards and one interception. It stands to reason that Tebow—a mobile, more experienced signal-caller—would have put together a better performance if he was afforded the chance. 

Ryan again proved that he has no respect for the former Florida star, giving further merit to the report that Gang Green and the slighted quarterback will part ways as soon as the offseason begins.