Still the One: Rex Ryan is sticking with Mark Sanchez as the New York Jets’ starting quarterback.
The team announced Wednesday morning that Sanchez, benched last Sunday against Arizona, will get the start this week over Greg McElroy and Tim Tebow when the Jets play the Jaguars at Jacksonville.
Sanchez was pulled late in the third quarter, and McElroy came in and led the Jets to the only touchdown of the game on his first NFL drive and helped New York to a 7-6 victory. Sanchez was 10 of 21 for 97 and three interceptions, while McElroy was 5 of 7 for 29 yards and the score, and appeared to spark the team.
Ryan, who was scheduled to speak later Wednesday, said Monday that he needed “a little more time” to consult with his staff before making the decision for this week. It was perhaps the biggest call in Ryan’s nearly four years as coach of the Jets, considering the sensitivity of the situation and the possible ramifications. (Photo: Elsa/Getty Images)