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Rex Ryan Down on Tim Tebow, Says Mark Sanchez is still “The Answer”


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.

Tags: Mark Sanchez New York Jets NFL Tim Tebow

  • LUCAS

    IF THEY DON’T START TEBOW NEXT WEEK I WILL FREAK OUT. HERE’S
    AN ARGUMENT I KIND OF STOLE FROM
    http://bustasports.com/it-is-tebow-time-in-new-york/.

    1. Tebow cant throw…………..Neither can Sanchez.

    2. Tebow isn’t accurate………Neither is Sanchez.

    3. Tebow isn’t consistent enough……..GUESS
    WHAT………..NEITHER…IS….SANCHEZ.

    4. Tebow doesn’t hit open WRs……….have you seen Sanchez
    the last 3 games?Ok lets flip it around.

    What are Tim’s positives?

    1. He is mobile and can make plays………Sanchez? Not
    anytime soon.

    2. He inspires his team with his high-level, think positive
    attitude……Sanchez? Yea right.

    3. With Tebow on the field the defense is thinking more.
    Sanchez? They start smiling.

    4. Regardless of how you feel about Tebow……..all he does
    is win. Sanchez? All he does is make you wish the trade deadline was near.

    Ok all fun and games aside. The real reason the Jets wont
    start Tebow is because he WILL WIN. Look what happened to Elway and John Fox
    who thought they were well on their way to the number 1 pick in the draft to
    get Andrew Luck. Tebow came in, rallied the team, the fan base and went on a
    memorable run. I really hope they are not starting Tebow to keep from hurting
    Sanchez’s feelings.

    THIS IS RIDICULOUS, AND THE JETS NEED TO PLAY TEBOW. CHECK
    OUT THE BUSTASPORTS ARTICLE AT THE TOP BTW.

  • lsheiner15

    hello

  • http://www.facebook.com/leanne.rigsby.5 LeAnne Rigsby

    Dirty little secret. Rex is the problem. Better get the search going for the replacement.

  • Tim

    Interesting