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Ryan Names Sanchez as Jets Starter

By Dave Martin
Epoch Times Staff
Created: December 6, 2012 Last Updated: December 6, 2012
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Mark Sanchez, who was benched last week in favor of Greg McElroy, will start again this week. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Mark Sanchez, who was benched last week in favor of Greg McElroy, will start again this week. (Elsa/Getty Images)

In a controversial decision, Jets head coach Rex Ryan has decided to stick with starter Mark Sanchez—again—over backups Greg McElroy and Tim Tebow.

The embattled Sanchez who’s been booed mercilessly at home this season currently ranks 32nd out of 34 qualifiers in quarterback rating (71.4) for the last-place Jets, yet has started every game this season.

“When I looked at everything, the biggest thing I kept coming back to is what I had mentioned before about who gives us the best opportunity to win.” said Ryan, according to the Jets’ website. “And when I kept coming back to that I believe the correct answer is Mark Sanchez.”

The Jets haven’t done much winning this year and Sunday against Arizona it took a save by McElroy—who led the team to their only score in relief of Sanchez—to pull out the win. Tebow meanwhile is less than a year removed from leading the Broncos to the second round of playoffs.

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