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Greg McElroy: QB3 Scores First Jets Preseason Touchdown

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Third string quarterback Greg McElroy became the first New York Jets quarterback to score a touchdown in four NFL preseason games. The touchdown came after QB1 Mark Sanchez and QB2 Tim Tebow both failed to score a single TD in the teams first three preseason games.

The New York Jets still suffered a 28-10 loss against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd QB positions are not expected to change following the touchdown.

Scoring a touchdown was an important first step for the Jets who became the first time in 35 years to go scoreless in their first three preseason games. The last team to set that record was the Atlanta Falcons in 1977.

After throwing the touchdown pass Greg McElroy was placed on the bench. After the game coach Rex Ryan said of the play:

”I’m glad we got it. I’m not going to sit here and say I wish we (hadn’t scored). I would’ve liked to have saved it and tack it on next week.”

It took the New York Jets 13 quarters to finally add a 6-point play to their preseason records book, something both Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow failed to accomplish in 35 possessions.

McElroy left the game with 12 of 17 passes for 90 yards and his touchdown. McElroy also moved the ball on the ground while russing for 33 yards.

After the game McElroy said of his part in the game.

”Obviously we went out there with the intention and the hope to score some touchdowns, so we were able to get one. The execution was great. I told the guys when we were out on the field, I said: `Hey, let’s just make the most of this opportunity, you don’t get down here very often, let’s not take it for granted, let’s punch it in.”’

The Jets will now open their regular season against the Buffalo Bills on September 9.

”Obviously we went out there with the intention and the hope to score some touchdowns, so we were able to get one,” McElroy said. ”The execution was great. I told the guys when we were out on the field, I said: `Hey, let’s just make the most of this opportunity, you don’t get down here very often, let’s not take it for granted, let’s punch it in.”’

Perhaps now Greg McElroy will be known for more than his offseason comment about the New York Jets having a “corrupt mindset” in the locker room.

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