Greg McElroy

American football player Greg McElroy

Gregory Vincent McElroy, Jr. is an American football quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Jets in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Alabama. During his high school career, McElroy won several awards including being named an EA Sports All-American and winning a Texas 5A state championship for Southlake Carroll. He was the starting quarterback for the Crimson Tide football team.
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10 May 1988


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Mark Sanchez Has Surgery On Shoulder: Jets Quarterback's Season Is Over
Huffington Post - over 4 years
NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Sanchez's season is over. It might be the end of his time with the New York Jets, too. The maligned quarterback, who was once dubbed "The Sanchize" and drew early comparisons to Joe Namath, had season-ending surgery on his right shoulder Tuesday. The procedure, which repaired a torn labrum, was performed by Dr. James Andrews, the team announced. Sanchez, who hasn't played since being injured in the third preseason game, said he was advised by Andrews and other doctors to have surgery after seven weeks of rehabilitation. "I'm very disappointed that I can't be out there to help my team on the field," Sanchez said in a statement, "but I'll continue to help our team in whatever capacity I can." Whether that is the case beyond this season remains to be seen. Sanchez, the team's top draft pick out of Southern California in 2009, helped lead the Jets to consecutive trips to the AFC championship game in his first two seasons. While his overall numbers w...
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Jets Add Depth At Quarterback
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Brady Quinn is the newest member of the New York Jets' quarterback carousel. The Jets signed the veteran Monday to give them an experienced backup behind rookie Geno Smith, who appears likely to start the season opener against Tampa Bay on Sunday. Quinn, a first-round draft pick of Cleveland in 2007, was cut by Seattle on Saturday. His signing also clouds the future of Mark Sanchez, who is sidelined with a shoulder injury and could miss at least the first few weeks of the season. Quinn was on the field at practice with the other quarterbacks, while Sanchez was off to the side on a stationary bike during the 30-minute window the media were allowed to watch. "It's a great opportunity," Quinn said. "The Jets are a historic organization. I think just to be able to work with a guy like (QBs coach) David Lee and coach (Marty) Mornhinweg, is a great opportunity for me." Sanchez appeared in good shape to win the starting job over Smith, the ...
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N.F.L. Roundup: Tebow Is Among Quarterbacks Cut, Joining Carr (Giants) and McElroy (Jets)
NYTimes - over 4 years
Tim Tebow, David Carr and Greg McElroy were all cut as team’s roster were trimmed to the league-mandated 53-man limit.     
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HIGHLIGHTS: Simms Shines In Jets' Preseason Finale
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Geno Smith stayed on the sideline. So did Mark Sanchez. While the New York Jets' quarterback competition is far from settled, Matt Simms certainly showed he might deserve to stick around when the season starts. Simms, competing for the No. 3 job, led four scoring drives, and Kahlil Bell ran for 80 yards and two touchdowns as the Jets topped the Philadelphia Eagles 27-20 on Thursday night in the teams' preseason finale. Both Rex Ryan and the Eagles' Chip Kelly rested their starters, which meant Michael Vick also sat this one out on Philadelphia's sideline. Vick won the Eagles' competition last week, earning the job ahead of Nick Foles while looking comfortable and effective running Kelly's up-tempo offense. Smith, the Jets' second-round draft pick and the team's possible Week 1 starter, was in uniform but only in case there was an emergency at quarterback. Simms, whose father Phil had plenty of big games against the Eagles in his days wi...
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Patriots sign Tim Tebow to two-year deal
Houston Chronicle - over 4 years
By Howard Ulman The Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tim Tebow is back on the field with an NFL team — the New England Patriots. The Patriots announced the signing of the former Jets quarterback on Tuesday, six weeks after he was cut by New York and just in time for the start of the three-day Patriots minicamp that runs through Thursday. Tebow practiced with veteran New England starter Tom Brady and backup Ryan Mallett. The newest Patriot wore No. 5, not his familiar 15 — which belongs to Mallett — on his shorts and helmet. The QBs wore red jerseys without numbers. “First and foremost, I just want to thank the Patriots for giving me an opportunity. I’m very thankful,” Tebow said on the field after practice. “It’s such an honor to be a Patriot and play for Coach (Bill) Belichick and for Coach (Josh) McDaniels, learn under Tom (Brady), and be a part of this very successful franchise.” Two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press that Tebow was signed for...
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Jets Blown Out In Season Finale
Huffington Post - about 5 years
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Far too late for the playoffs, running back C.J. Spiller helped deliver embattled Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey a season-ending 28-9 win over the turmoil-riddled New York Jets on Sunday. Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez did nothing to settle questions about his job security with another sloppy performance. Nor did he help the status of offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, who's expected to be released after one season. Spiller had 59 yards rushing and scored on a 66-yard catch and run in a game between two AFC East rivals with no playoff implications. Safety Bryan Scott returned an interception 20 yards, while Brad Smith scored on a 4-yard run, and Tashard Choice on 13-yard run for the Bills (6-10). Despite snapping a three-game skid with their first win in seven tries against New York, Buffalo still finished fourth in the division for a fifth straight season. Buffalo hasn't made the playoffs for 13 straight seasons. That's led to q...
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More Jets QB drama: Greg McElroy is hurt, Mark Sanchez will start
LATimes - about 5 years
McElroy has a concussion, which he didn't reveal until Thursday. Coach Rex Ryan chooses Sanchez over Tim Tebow because there is little time to prepare for season finale. Rex Ryan stepped to the lectern, looked out at the cameras and opened his news conference with a warning.
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McElroy reveals he has concussion, replaced by Sanchez as starting QB for Jets
Fox News - about 5 years
Greg McElroy has a concussion and will be replaced by Mark Sanchez as the New York Jets' starting quarterback in the season finale at Buffalo on Sunday.
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Chargers 27, Jets 17: Jets, With Greg McElroy at Quarterback, Loss to Visiting Chargers
NYTimes - about 5 years
Greg McElroy made his first career start at quarterback, but he was sacked 11 times as the Jets’ offense sputtered after two early rushing touchdowns.
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Barbara Bruno: NFL Game Picks: Predicting Every Week 16 Contest
Huffington Post Sports - about 5 years
The conundrum in making game predictions for the NFL's Week 16 is that all of those normally reliable home underdog picks did not reward this football prognosticator in Week 15. The Bears, Bills and Ravens all failed to cover, much less win. Meanwhile, the Arizona Cardinals defense decided to stop shoving each other long enough to destroy the Detroit Lions. Thanks, guys. NFL Note of the Week: Adrian Peterson simply must be the NFL's MVP. Tom Brady is frighteningly effective no matter what other ten players share his field and Peyton Manning will always have a special place in the heart of every true fan. However, No. 28 is the Minnesota Vikings offense and his clock-eating ways buoy their defense as well. AP alone has accounted for 41.13% of all offensive yards produced by the Vikings this season*. There is no surer yardstick for NFL greatness than the "they know it" factor. Even when everyone including your maiden aunt's pet poodle knows that Peterson is going to get th...
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NFL Week 16: The Bad QB Trio
Wall Street Journal - about 5 years
For the New York Jets at quarterback, Greg McElroy is in, Mark Sanchez is not and Tim Tebow remains left out. Geoff Foster and I discuss why having a trio of mediocre quarterbacks has created a problem. Plus, Adrian Peterson's chase of the single-season rushing record, the case against resting players and upset picks for Week 16.
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When the Worst Comes to Pass for the Jets
Wall Street Journal - about 5 years
Joe Namath was the first Alabama-schooled quarterback to make his name with the New York Jets. Greg McElroy might be the next. In between, though, has been a lot of frustration as the Jets have tried and struggled to find long-term stability at the game's most important position.
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Greg McElroy to Start for Jets, Over Sanchez and Tebow
NYTimes - about 5 years
It will be the first N.F.L. start for the Jets’ third-string quarterback, Greg McElroy, who jumped ahead of Tim Tebow, the backup.
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CNN Student News Transcript - December 13, 2012
CNN- Cafferty File - about 5 years
December 13, 2012
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Mark Sanchez: Jets coach Rex Ryan sent a message - NFL News
Google News - about 5 years
NFL News Mark Sanchez: Jets coach Rex Ryan sent a message NFL News Mark Sanchez's struggles have put the Jets in a QB pickle that they should've seen coming, Jeff Darlington says. More ... It took a couple of days for New York Jets coach Rex Ryan to name Mark Sanchez the starting quarterback this week. There was a ... Jets' Greg McElroy uncertain of role against JacksonvilleThe Star-Ledger - Rex Ryan's Reasons for Choosing SanchezNew York Times (blog) Mark Sanchez on being named NY Jets' starter vs Jaguars: 'I'm pleased with ...New York Daily News -amNY -ESPN all 686 news articles »
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Greg McElroy
  • 2014
    Age 25
    Three days after announcing his retirement from the NFL, McElroy announced he would become a college football analyst for ESPN's SEC Network starting in August 2014.
    He announced his retirement from the league on March 21, 2014.
  • 2013
    Age 24
    On September 1, 2013, McElroy was signed to the practice squad of the Cincinnati Bengals and spent the entire season on the practice squad.
    He was released with an injury designation by the Jets on August 31, 2013.
    On August 9, 2013, McElroy went 11 for 19 for 135 yards and a touchdown against the Detroit Lions.
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  • 2012
    Age 23
    He was named the starting quarterback on December 18, 2012, one day after the Jets' loss to the Tennessee Titans on December 17.
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    McElroy made his NFL debut on December 2, 2012 in the third quarter during the Jets' contest against the Arizona Cardinals, replacing incumbent Mark Sanchez who, prior to being benched by head coach Rex Ryan, had thrown three interceptions.
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    McElroy returned in 2012 to play in the Jets' first preseason game against the Bengals.
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  • 2011
    Age 22
    McElroy made his preseason debut against the Houston Texans on August 15, 2011.
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    He came to an agreement with the Jets on a four-year contract on July 29, 2011.
    McElroy was selected by the New York Jets in the 7th round with the 208th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
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    During the NFL Combine in February 2011, McElroy scored a 43 out of 50 on the Wonderlic Test of intelligence.
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  • 2010
    Age 21
    In December 2010 he obtained a Master of Science degree in sports management, completing it with a 4. GPA.
    McElroy graduated from Alabama in three years with a degree in business marketing. As an undergraduate he had a 3.85 GPA, and applied for, but did not win, a Rhodes Scholarship in 2010.
    In September 2010, McElroy was named the 20th-smartest athlete in sports by Sporting News.
  • 2009
    Age 20
    After the Tide's victory, McElroy revealed that he had suffered two cracked ribs during the 2009 SEC Championship game, explaining the Tide's shift from a passing to pure rushing game.
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    McElroy and Alabama squared off against the #1-ranked Florida Gators in the 2009 SEC Championship Game, a rematch of the previous year's conference championship.
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    In Alabama's 2009 A-Day game, McElroy played impressively and was expected to be the starting quarterback for the 2009 season.
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    As a junior, he led the Crimson Tide to an undefeated 14–0 season, which included the 2009 SEC Championship and BCS National Championship.
  • 2008
    Age 19
    In the 2008 season, McElroy again saw limited action.
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  • 2003
    Age 14
    McElroy's 56 touchdown passes ranks first all-time in the Texas 5A classification, and second all-time in Texas high school football history, behind only Graham Harrell's 67 touchdowns in 2003.
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  • 1998
    Age 9
    McElroy was born in Los Angeles, California to Greg and Jami McElroy. In 1998, when he was 10 years old, his father was hired by the Dallas Cowboys to oversee sales and marketing for the franchise, and the family moved to Southlake, Texas.
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  • 1988
    Born on May 10, 1988.
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