Ranking every NY Jets starting quarterback since 1990

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27. Greg McElroy, QB, NY Jets

For a very brief moment in 2012, Jets fans were pleading for former seventh-round pick Greg McElroy to get his opportunity. He finally did, and the results were not great.

McElroy made his debut in Week 13, throwing the game-winning touchdown in a thrilling 7-6 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. That helped him earn his first career start a few weeks later. That game didn't go so well.

McElroy completed 14 of 24 passes for 185 yards and an interception. He failed to score a touchdown, and the Jets were soundly beaten by the then-San Diego Chargers. McElroy never stepped foot on the field for a regular-season NFL game again.

26. Jack Trudeau, QB, NY Jets

A former second-round pick of the Indianapolis Colts, Jack Trudeau started two games for the Jets in 1994, filling in for the injured Boomer Esiason. He actually won one of those games as well, against his former team no less.

That said, Trudeau's performance in that game wasn't anything to write home about. He finished just 4 of 10 for 30 yards and an interception, but it was enough to secure a Jets win.

Trudeau played just one more NFL game after his one-year Jets stint, a relief appearance for the expansion Carolina Panthers in 1995.

25. Bubby Brister, QB, NY Jets

The following season, it was longtime Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Bubby Brister who filled in for the injured Boomer Esiason. Brister fare ever-so-slightly better than Trudeau.

The eventual 14-year NFL veteran started four games for the Jets, managing a win over the Miami Dolphins with a solid performance in Week 8. Brister finished his Jets career with four touchdowns and eight interceptions in nine total games.

It's safe to say that Brister had more productive stints in his career.