Jets’ Mark Sanchez to start against Jaguars

After being replaced by third string quarterback Greg McElroy against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan announced that he will be sticking with Mark Sanchez.

During an interview with The New York Times, Ryan discussed his decision, saying, “The biggest thing that I kept coming back to was who gives us the best opportunity to win. When I kept coming back to that, I believe the correct answer is Mark Sanchez.”

Ryan also added that the Jet’s financial commitment toward Sanchez had no part in his decision. Sanchez signed a three-year deal and is set to make $8.25 million next year.

Ryan pulled out Sanchez in the third quarter against the Cardinals. Sanchez was obviously struggling, as he was 10-21 for 97 yards with three interceptions, according to The Associated Press.

With Tim Tebow still out with rib injuries, McElroy got the nod. In the fourth quarter, McElroy threw a touchdown that gave the Jets the lead and the win. McElroy was 5-9 for 29 yards and one touchdown.

The Jets are set to face against the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday.

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