It's looking like McElroy

Rex Ryan has yet to make an announcement on his starting quarterback, but the early word out of One Jets Drive on Tuesday is that the Jets' coach is leaning heavily toward benching Mark Sanchez in favor of Greg McElroy.

This would be big news on two fronts: This would mark the first time in Sanchez's career that he has lost his job, raising questions about his future. It also would mean Ryan has bypassed Tim Tebow, who has been the No. 2 quarterback all season.

Ryan is scheduled to have a media conference call at 4:45 p.m.