Jets backup quarterback Greg McElroy said Wednesday the team was hurt by a “corrupt mindset” in the locker room this season, with too many selfish players.
Speaking to an Alabama radio station, McElroy said, “It’s the first time I’ve ever been around extremely selfish individuals.
“I think that’s maybe the nature of the NFL. But there were people within our locker room that didn’t care whether we won or lost as long as they had good games individually. And that’s the disappointing thing.
“And it’s going to take a lot to come together next year. I think the fact that we struggled at times this year really led to a really just corrupt mindset within the locker room.”
“Quite frankly, If you go down the roster this year, there’s no reason we shouldn’t have made a Super Bowl run,” McElroy said. “The talent, top to bottom, is pretty remarkable.
“The disappointing thing is, the fact is, it doesn’t matter how much talent you have, if you don’t come together as a group, and just figure things out and kind of withstand the difficulties of the season, you’re never going to amount to anything. …
“We had people that refused to buy in, and I don’t know if those people are going to be here next year.”