Despite a continued slump, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez remains the starter.
“No question,” head coach Rex Ryan told reporters Tuesday.
Sanchez had another poor performance Monday night against the Houston Texans, throwing for 230 yards, with a touchdown and two interceptions. He has completed just 48.4 percent of his passes this season, the fifth-lowest percentage through five team games since 2000, with at least 100 attempts.
As Sanchez struggles, the pressure mounts to start popular backup Tim Tebow, who led the Denver Broncos to the playoffs after replacing Kyle Orton.
The Jets (2-3) have generated just two touchdowns in its past 45 possessions. The team has lost two straight heading into a game against the Indianapolis Colts.
“When you look at it, he played pretty good,” Ryan said. “I thought he was accurate with football.”
Tebow has taken seven snaps on offense this season, as Ryan continues to let Sanchez run an offense that is missing Santonio Holmes, Dustin Keller and Stephen Hill.