Rex Ryan says Jets will use Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow: ‘You better be prepared’

Mark Sanchez may not like it, but the Jets didn’t acquire Tim Tebow with the intention of simply stashing him as an insurance policy. New offensive coordinator Tony Sparano intends to use him. Those who have criticized New York for holding a press conference to introduce a backup quarterback are forgetting one thing: Tebow is not exactly a backup. In fact, Rex Ryan insists opposing defenses had better be on their toes when facing the Jets this season.

“We’re going to use both,” Ryan said according to the NY Daily News. “It’s not going … ‘Second down … Tebow, you’re in.’ … The great thing is that nobody has any idea how many snaps it’s going to be. But you better be prepared.

“I feel better about our quarterback situation than I ever have since I’ve been here. Tim Tebow is a good football player. Mark Sanchez is a good quarterback.”

Rex added that Sanchez is undoubtedly still the starter and that the Jets would have signed him to an extension with or without Tebow. He also said he believes having Tebow on board will benefit Sanchez, but nobody is going to believe that until the season is underway — especially since Ryan wouldn’t rule out Tebow playing 20 snaps a game.

“I’m absolutely putting it out there,” he said. “I think the wildcat is alive and well.”

Sanchez hasn’t exactly proven himself to be a top-flight NFL starter, but he still believes he can be one. He wants to win like anyone else, but I doubt he envisioned watching from the sidelines as another quarterback splits time with him and runs a couple dozen plays. My gut feeling is that this won’t end well.

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  • Gene

    The Jets’ ongoing circus continues.  Stay tuned to the greatest show of bulls__t in pro sports.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LFHZJGW4Y6KIH725OXU2FN6V3A Joel

    It isn’t going to end well, a coach and OC who hate the idea of a passing quarterback.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    I’m not sure what Rex Ryan feels, but I’m sure his gut is telling him something.

  • Anonymous

    know matter what ,tebow does ,he does it right,and i think the broncos got screwed when they got peton,and as far as tebow goes he can run,he can pass and he can make touch downs.and peton has been out of practice for over a year.i cant wait till the jets and the broncos play, i hope the jets kill the broncos,that will teach the broncos a lesson .but guess what if peton gets hurt again, thier gonna wish that they never let tebow go .and well elway made a big mistake.but- thier gonna be sorry,but im glad for tebow hes the best, and the jets are very lucky to have tebow,tebow is the best was, the best  there was,and the best there is ,that will ever be.may god bless him i know ,hes gonna do good.hes done good all of his life and always will.
                                                          so go jets , you have a good team.
                                                           i hope you get to read this.

  • Anonymous


    to rex ryan about tim tebow well, rex you did it your team is gonna do good this this i can feel it im glad you read my comment this is great rex ryan is no dummy he knows what he is doing
    thank you
    yours truely
    ps- keep up yhe good work