Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/29/13

SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 17: Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets stands on the field prior to the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on January 17, 2010 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
Let’s end the rhetoric when it comes to who will have the biggest voice when it’s time to name the Jets starting quarterback for the 2013 season opener. It’s not going to be coach Rex Ryan or general manager John Idzik. It’s going to be offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Why? It’s his offense. Idzik on Saturday and Ryan yesterday have spent two days trying to convince us the decision on whether Mark Sanchez or Geno Smith will be behind center against the Bucs will be “a collective effort.” Seemingly just about everyone on the staff will be consulted before a decision is rendered. “It’s always going to be a New York Jet decision. It’s always a team thing” Ryan said yesterday echoing Idzik’s words on Saturday. Truth is the only voice that matters is Mornhinweg’s. Clearly Ryan has handed over the entire offense to Mornhinweg who joined the Jets after serving as the offensive coordinator for the Eagles the last seven seasons. With a resume that includes working with Brett Favre Steve Young and Donovan McNabb Mornhinweg has earned Ryan’s trust. “It’s not like he has to sit back and reinvent the wheel” Ryan said. “He’s already done it. It’s impressive I like watching our offense. Some of the screen things we do some of the other things that we do down the field. He’s got a way of getting people the football.”
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