Rex’s fourth-string quarterback Dan Leberfeld

On many days in the spring practices, and this summer in Cortland, Jets head coach Rex Ryan has made Greg McElroy the team’s fourth string quarterback, behind Geno Smith, Mark Sanchez and Matt Simms.

In the Jets’ scrimmage last night, McElroy was 5-5 for 129 yards and two touchdowns.

Will he still be mired in the fourth-string spot by the head coach in some practices?

There is a good chance.

In the world of player personnel and depth charts, politics are a huge part of the equation.