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Rex Ryan will announce New York Jets starting quarterback on game day


New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan is being extremely defensive and secretive following his odd exchange with the media after the last preseason game. The media questioned Ryan for playing Sanchez late in a game with a second string unit and subsequently getting injured.

That led New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to attack New York Daily News writer Manish Mehta on a local radio station, to which the newspaper fired back calling him a “fatso.”

Now Rex Ryan is being secretive about who wills tart the fourth and final preseason game for the Jets. Ryan’s friend Mehta reported the news too.

Earlier today we learned that the decision would ultimately be Ryan’s and not general manager John Idzik’s.

“I’m sure John will have his say,” a team source told The New York Daily News. “But at the end of the day, Rex will consult his coaches and make the decision.”

“John and I are really like shoulder-to-shoulder in decisions that we make,” Ryan said Monday. “We are side-by-side on every decision that goes into it-who plays, who’s making the team, all those type of things… We are side-by-side with each other.”

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