New York Jets: Mark Sanchez Back from Bench

By Raymond Mencke


Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

After sitting out one game due to his ineffective play, Mark Sanchez is back as the starter for the New York Jets as they prepare to take on the Buffalo Bills this Sunday.  Sanchez was named the starter this morning by Rex Ryan after Greg McElroy was ruled out of action due to a concussion.  McElroy was sacked 11 times in his first start last week against the San Diego Chargers.

If anything, the Jets have not been a boring team to follow this season.  They have been more of a story off the field as their play on the field has left a lot to be desired.  The team is currently 6-9 on the season and well on their way to a high pick in next year’s NFL Draft.

The only reason Sanchez is starting is because Ryan refuses to play Tim Tebow.  Tebow did not play at all in the loss against the Chargers as there were reports he asked out of his packages after being passed over for the starting quarterback job.  Tebow has stated he never asked out.  Regardless of all the talking, it has become apparent Ryan never wanted Tebow on his team.  Teams never pass over the backup quarterback for a third-stringer.

It’s very unclear if Sanchez will remain a Jet past this season but you would like to see him show something in the game this weekend.  He threw five interceptions in his last game against the Tennessee Titans which eliminated the Jets from any playoff hopes.  He actually played his best game of the season against the Bills in week one.  He completed 19-of-27 passes for 266 yards and three touchdowns.

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