The New York Jets announced Sunday that quarterback Tim Tebow is active and will back up starter Mark Sanchez against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Greg McElroy, who came in for the benched Sanchez during last week's 7-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals, is inactive.
Tebow missed the last two games because of fractured ribs and was listed as questionable for Sunday's game. He practiced on a limited basis during the week.
Jets coach Rex Ryan contemplated replacing Sanchez with McElroy as the starter during the week, but instead McElroy will not play.