EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 19: Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets throws passes before the game against the New England Patriots on September 19, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Rex Ryan indicated after the New York Jets’ 7-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday that he may stick with Greg McElroy as the team’s starting quarterback.
McElroy replaced Sanchez in the third quarter of the game and threw a touchdown pass on his first drive. That was all the Jets needed to win.
Addressing the media in his postgame news conference, Ryan made it seem like he may be sticking with McElroy as his quarterback.
“Right now I feel comfortable with Greg,” Ryan said, per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
Ryan did not commit to Sanchez as his starter for Week 14, saying “I’ll let you guys know.”
Ryan also did not say whether he felt Sanchez gives the team its best chance of winning.
McElroy says he has no expectations for next week, but it seems like Ryan will give him a shot. And why wouldn’t Ryan? The Jets were 4-7 with Sanchez starting, and they won the first game McElroy played. Sanchez has committed 18 turnovers in 12 games and has thrown for just 12 touchdown passes. It’s about time the Jets give another quarterback a look. The only surprise is the one they’ve turned to is McElroy, and not Tim Tebow.