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Good news, Jets fans -- Rex Ryan has picked a starting quarterback for this week's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Bad news, Jets fans -- it's not who most of you have been clamoring for.
Mark Sanchez, who has felt the wrath of the fans all season long and was benched in favor of third-stringer Greg McElroy on Sunday, will get the start Sunday, the team tweeted early Wednesday.
The team tweeted that Ryan told the players at a Wednesday morning meeting and would address the media at 11:45 a.m. ET.
Sanchez has struggled this season, with many fans calling for offseason acquisition Tim Tebow to get a shot. Tebow, who is nursing broken ribs and was in street clothes for Sunday's ugly 7-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals, has been limited to spot duty, primarily as a wildcat option.
McElroy didn't do a whole lot to impress against the Cardinals, but he did lead the Jets to their lone scoring drive, which was enough against the inept Arizona offense.
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Jets coach Rex Ryan reportedly is expected to name Mark Sanchez the team's starting quarterback for its Week 14 showdown with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has decided to go with Mark Sanchez as his starting quarterback for this week’s game against the Jaguars.
Rex Ryan told his team this morning that he chose Mark Sanchez over Tim Tebow and Greg McElroy.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 5, 2012
Ryan benched Sanchez last week in favor of Greg McElroy...
During today’s press conference, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan told the media that he’s very happy with his quarterback situation and he’s pleased with all three of his guys.
Rex on Jets QB situation: “I think we’re in a lot better situation than a lot of teams.” #nyj
— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) December 3, 2012
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After being pulled late in week 13′s matchup against the capricious Arizona Cardinals after throwing his third INT and generally being ineffective, Sanchez will get yet another shot in the saddle. Rex Ryan has named Mark Sanchez the starting QB for Sunday’s game in Jacksonville, in what some would call an appalling display of “cement-headedness.” This decision [...]
The New York Jets will continue to start quarterback Mark Sanchez for a least one more game. Color a lot of people surprised, but not us. Jets coach Rex Ryan pulled the plug on Sanchez last week following a three-interception first half, replacing him with Greg McElroy, who threw a 1-yard touchdown pass in the win.Ryan then said Monday that he needed a little more time to decide...
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The quarterback controversy in New York appears to have no end in sight. And another wrinkle just made it even more complicated.
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