Jets coach Rex Ryan admitted that he considered benching quarterback Mark Sanchez during Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins.
But Ryan now says that makes Sanchez no different than any other player.
“If he really has struggled for whatever reason, would I make a move? Yes, if I thought it was the best thing for our team,” Ryan said of Sanchez.
But Ryan says he feels that way about everyone on the Jets’ roster.
“That’s with any player. There has been times when we’ve had to pull our starting corner out,” Ryan said. “Maybe this wasn’t his day or maybe he needs to watch for a little bit. That’s really [the case] with anybody. I’ll always do what’s in the best interests of the football team.”
Ultimately, Ryan said, he’s just keeping his options open when he talks about benching Sanchez.
“Do I think that’s a real possibility?” Ryan said. “I think Mark Sanchez is our quarterback.”