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Friday, September 6, 2013

Who's a better NFL fit, Matt Simms, Tim Tebow, Tyler Wilson or Greg McElroy?

We have all read and heard all of the media circus about the Tim Tebow "experiment" ending badly in New York. Tebow was signed by the New England Patriots on June 11th as a backup for Tom Brady. The Patriots decided to cut Tebow from the team during the 53-man roster cut down. So, strike Tim Tebow from the NFL (for now).

Tyler Wilson, drafted 112th overall in the 4th round of the 2013 draft out of Arkansas, was expected to compete for the starting job in Oakland against Terrell Pryor and Matt Flynn. Wilson struggled to pickup the offense and performed poorly and quickly fell to number four on the depth chart behind the undrafted free agent,  Matt McGloin of Penn State. When Oakland made their roster cuts, Tyler Wilson was among them. Strike Tyler Wilson from the NFL.

Greg McElroy, who's shining moment came last year when he came for Mark Sanchez and threw a touchdown pass to beat the Cardinals.  NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that the reserve quarterback and former University of Alabama star was released after three years with Gang Green. The Jets later announced McElroy had been released with an injury.  Strike Greg McElroy from the NFL.

By the process of elimination, you can guess that Matt Simms is the only one of the four to make an NFL team in 2013.  Simms completed 33 of 44 passes for 285 yards in the final preseason game for the New York Jets against Philadelphia. Simms and McElroy were competing for the third quarterback slot with the Jets. With McElroy being injured, the choice was made easy for the Jets.

So, for all of the experts that claimed all of these quarterbacks as "totally NFL ready" and "NFL stars of the future", we can say REALLY? Maybe next year!

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