The New York Jets quarterback drama is destined to continue, regardless of what is said by any of the team’s decision-makers.
Ryan hasn’t been pushed to start the popular backup QB over the struggling starter, Tannenbaum told reporters Thursday.
“Rex, (owner) Woody (Johnson) and myself, we talk all the time,” Tannenbaum told the Star-Ledger. “We have a great relationship and we have a good, robust debate about what’s best for the team, but playing time is always going to be driven by Rex. We’ll talk to (owner) Woody (Johnson) about what we’re going to do … but Rex is in charge of who plays.”
Sanchez is on shaky ground after posting a 69.6 quarterback rating in four games, and the Jets are ranked 27th in passing offense and 24th in scoring offense.
Sanchez doesn’t fear that a change is coming.
“I don’t feel threatened to lose my job at all,” Sanchez told reporters. “It’s no different whether it’s Tim or Mark (Brunell) or Kellen (Clemens). It doesn’t change. I’m really not worried at all.”
Tebow is a sexy choice to step in because of his work last season in Denver, when he replaced Kyle Orton and led the Broncos to the playoffs.
“If we didn’t want (Tebow), we wouldn’t have traded for him,” Tannenbaum told reporters. “Rex, Woody and I felt good about that transaction. Tim hasn’t had a lot of opportunities … but we’ll see how the next few games play out.”