Ryan: Sanchez still Jets' starting QB

Associated Press  |  Last updated October 09, 2012

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MAY 02: Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets holds up a picture of rookie running back Shonn Greene as he speaks to the media during minicamp on May 2, 2009 at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Coach Rex Ryan says there is ''no question'' that Mark Sanchez is the New York Jets' starting quarterback despite struggling at times against the Houston Texans. Sanchez has completed less than 50 percent of his passes in four straight games and many fans and media have suggested that backup Tim Tebow should take over as the starter. Ryan says Tuesday that he won't ''get into the what-ifs and all that'' when asked if he'd replace Sanchez if the Jets (2-3) continue to lose because ''we're planning on winning.'' Ryan thought Sanchez ''played pretty good'' in the Jets' 23-17 loss to Houston on Monday night. He cites three dropped passes and four tips as skewing Sanchez's final stats: 14 of 31 for 230 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.
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