Imagine Alex Trabek and all his Canadian glory walking up to the pdium and asking this of his panel of contestants:
“The answer at quarterback for the New York Jets.”
If Rex Ryan was one of the contestants on that panel he’d buzz in and promptly answer that with: “What is Marky Mark Sanchez”.
Ryan said as much in his postgame press conference following the spanking the Jets received at the hands of the vengeful San Francisco 49ers. A week removed from getting beaten on the road by the Minnesota Vikings, the 49ers shutout the Jets at the Medowlands 34-0 and held Mark Sanchez our of the endzone and out of rhythm the whole game.
That apparently hasn’t wavered Rex Ryan’s faith in starting quarterback Mark Sanchez.
I think Mark’s the answer at quarterback,” Ryan said. “I think Mark is the answer. Again, time will tell.”
Obviously, the question poised that set up that answer was whether or not Ryan is considering benching Sanchez in favor of backup and fan favorite Tim Tebow. It seems wherever Tebow goes, the starting quarterback struggles and the cries for Tebow to step up as the savior grow louder and louder with each passing week. It happened in Denver and history is looking to repeat itself in New York.
Rex Ryan, however, doesn’t agree with that logic. Whether it’s because he doesn’t want to be bullied by Jets fans, he doesn’t want to do the predictable thing or he realizes his fate likely rides with that of Sanchez’s, Ryan is standing firm in his stance that starting Tim Tebow isn’t the right move.
“I don’t think that’s the answer.” Ryan said bluntly and quickly.
New York has yet to actually put Tim Tebow into a game in a passing situation, as every single time he’s stepped foot on the field with the offense, it’s bee a trick play situation.
But whether or not the Jets believe a change is needed at quarterback, Sanchez’s zero touchdown, one interception and 103 yard performance is not going to calm the masses in the Big Apple, and the Tebow billboards are days away from being erected in New York.