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Jets will name Thursday’s quarterback on Thursday

Rex Ryan AP

In the wake of Mark Sanchez’s shoulder injury on Saturday night, Rex Ryan battled with the media about playing Sanchez with Jets reserves when Sanchez appeared to be his starting quarterback after Geno Smith threw three interceptions against the Giants.

Ryan argued with the assumption that Sanchez was the starter and repeated the refrain that the Jets would pick their starting quarterback when they felt it was appropriate. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Ryan’s taking the same path with his choice for the team’s starter against the Eagles on Thursday night.

Ryan said Tuesday that the Jets will reveal the identity of their quarterback on Thursday. The Jets have already said that Sanchez won’t play this week, leaving them with Smith, Matt Simms and Greg McElroy as options. McElroy practiced Tuesday, but has battled an ankle injury during camp.

Smith is definitely going to start the season opener if Sanchez can’t play, so that determination may be part of what the Jets need to make their decision about Thursday. Or not. Mehta also reports that Ryan said it was a “possibility” that the choice of a starter for Week One would be made on gameday as well. He’s probably kidding, but the Jets obviously aren’t averse to taking things down to the wire.

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11 Responses to “Jets will name Thursday’s quarterback on Thursday”
  1. eagleg17 says: Aug 27, 2013 2:28 PM

    As soon as Tebow is released he will be back in NY

  2. whatnojets says: Aug 27, 2013 2:29 PM

    Give it a rest… we all know that Cromartie will be our starting quarterback week one!!

  3. conseannery says: Aug 27, 2013 2:37 PM

    Is it too late to throw my hat into the ring?

    I feel I am uniquely qualified. The offense we ran in backyard football circa 1985 is similar to what the Jets have been running the past several years, both in scheme and effectiveness.

  4. swflorida1106 says: Aug 27, 2013 2:58 PM

    Matt Simms is a gunslinger and can actually play quarterback…He should start..He or Geno…

    He’s the son of Phil Simms,so the apple didn’t fall far from the tree…

  5. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Aug 27, 2013 3:04 PM

    Good thing they let Tebow go. I was worried about the Jets becoming a circus last season.

  6. areyoudue says: Aug 27, 2013 3:10 PM

    Still using Mehta as your reliable source? Just ask Keith Olbermann or Governor Christie for their opinion of his “reporting”. Hack…

  7. tombradyswig says: Aug 27, 2013 3:36 PM

    it pains me to say this as a birds fan, but the eagles D may actually look “good” this Thursday!
    Bill Davis sucks as do 90% of the Eagles def!!!!

  8. tombradyswig says: Aug 27, 2013 3:38 PM

    Rex Ryan will be the starting QB this season

  9. cool10857 says: Aug 27, 2013 6:39 PM

    Fire Rex Ryan now!

  10. jimmyjames65 says: Aug 27, 2013 8:26 PM

    Jets suck.

  11. gdeli says: Aug 28, 2013 9:19 PM

    Oh the joy of being an adult child!

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