Ryan, it turns out, regretted his decision to dress Tebow for the Thanksgiving night debacle against the Patriots, so Tebow and his cracked ribs are still iffy for his homecoming game against the Jaguars in Jacksonville on Sunday.
"Quite honestly, I let Tim talk me into activating him the week before and I think that was something I regretted and I wasn't going to let him talk his way into it this time," Ryan said Monday. "That's basically what happened."
Tebow said he had X-rays on his ribs Sunday and hoped to be able to practice fully this week.
"Jacksonville is where I grew up, it will always be a special place for me, but you have to look at it as another game," Tebow said. "I feel like I'm healing up, getting there. I think it's just a trainer-doctor-coach thing now."
"[Sanchez and I] were very happy for Greg, and for the win. It was a game we really needed to win," Tebow said.
As to whether he might be named the starter, Tebow said: "I'm not into hypotheticals. I'm just trying to get healthy right now."
Keller, McKnight banged up
Tight end Dustin Keller (ankle) and running back Joe McKnight (ribs) both left Sunday's game with injuries. "Dustin's doesn't look like a high ankle sprain, so that's good," Ryan said. "He has some swelling there. Joe McKnight's ribs were negative [on X-ray], so that's good."