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Tebow will be No. 2 if healthy


So much for Jets coach Rex Ryan reportedly leaning toward Greg McElroy as the starter on Sunday in Jacksonville. Ryan isn’t even leaning toward McElroy as the backup.

According to Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union, Ryan told the Jacksonville media that local product Tim Tebow will be the No. 2 quarterback behind Mark Sanchez, if Tebow is healthy.

Two weeks ago, Tebow was No. 2 and McElroy was inactive, even though Tebow had two broken ribs.

So maybe the folks who are showing up to see Tebow will actually see him play -- especially if Sanchez continues his recent trend of throwing the ball to the guys on the other team.

UPDATE 12:57 p.m. ET: Ryan told the New York media that Tebow will be the backup only if he’s “completely” healthy.