Jun 11, 2013; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan speaks to the media before the New York Jets minicamp session at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Rex Ryan Likes Current QB Situation Over First Season


The New York Jets have dealt with interesting quarterback situations the past two seasons. For some reason the New York Jets invited Tim Tebow, and the media circus that follows him, into their camp. The result of that could have been the shattering of Mark Sanchez’s self-esteem after having led the New York Jets to two AFC Championship games.

They then drafted Geno Smith in the 2013 NFL Draft, and that has forced Mark Sanchez into yet another quarterback battle. This time around though Mark Sanchez has been more confident in his comments.

One thing is for certain, Rex Ryan isn’t worried, in fact he prefers this situation over when he came to New York.

“I like our quarterback situation much better than I did the first year I was here,” Ryan said on MSNBC, via Seth Walder of the New York Daily News.

“Obviously, he’s had his ups and downs and things but there’s a lot of positive things about what Mark’s accomplished, won four road playoff games,” said Ryan. “But this Geno Smith is really a talented young man.”

As of right now the Jets are sticking to their two quarterback system they tried unsuccessfully with Tim Tebow last season. Geno Smith is slated to come on the field as a “change of pace” quarterback.

It could be a “get Mark Sanchez out of his rhythm” quarterback.

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