New York Jets quarterback competition is ‘ongoing’

Aug. 18, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan walks off the field after the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium. Jets win 37-13. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, along with general manager John Idzik and head coach Rex Ryan, met with the media after practice on Wednesday. All three of them commented on the quarterback situation, and each of them had their own spin on how the competition will spill over into the regular season.

“We’ll always put the best player we can on the field on Sunday, and that will continue,” Johnson said. “The competition’s ongoing.”

“Competition is our mantra,” Idzik said. “It’s really a mindset with us. “Competition will always be ongoing, no matter where you are on the roster.”

“Our focus is strictly on this game,” Ryan said. “So whether week-to-week, I don’t know what the heck, we’re not thinking past Tampa. This whole team is not thinking past Tampa in anything.”

Despite Mark Sanchez being hurt, his job doesn’t seem to be in jeopardy. It sounds like the Jets will evaluate Geno Smith and it will depend on his performance if Brady Quinn is ever thrown in there.

Maybe even Sanchez will just get his old starting job back if Smith doesn’t start out hot.

One thing’s for certain; if anyone is not tired of constant Jets quarterback coverage, then they’re in luck with the team renewing for another season.

Topics: John Idzik, New York Jets, Rex Ryan, Woody Johnson

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