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Ryan: Sanchez is 'my guy,' no interest in Manning

Posted on: December 26, 2011 6:46 pm
Schottenheimer and Sanchez are under fire but Manning wouldn't be an offseason consideration for New York. (Getty Images)

By Ryan Wilson

First there was the ProFootballTalk report that the Jets, realizing what the rest of us already knew for some time, had finally come to the conclusion that Mark Sanchez might not be a franchise quarterback. There were also reports, courtesy of's Mike Freeman, that while Sanchez may not have lived up to expectations, it's more likely that Brian Schottenheimer, the man responsible for calling 59 passing plays against the Giants Saturday, might be in more immediate danger of losing his job.

Well, good news, Mark. Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Monday that you're his guy.

“There’s no way that we’re looking to replace Mark Sanchez,” Ryan said on ESPN radio, according to the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta. “There’s no doubt… If they were both out there and you were starting a draft, I would take…. Would you take Peyton Manning? Yeah, I’d take Peyton Manning over anybody. I’m not saying that….. I’m not telling that lie. Of course, I would take him. But right now, when you’re looking at our football team and our franchise, obviously we feel great about our quarterback situation. Is he going to get better, he absolutely is. Is he perfect? Not by any stretch of the imagination right now. …. But we think he has the ability to be special."

Ryan concedes that Manning, when healthy, is the NFL's best quarterback ("I even put him over Tom Brady"), but that doesn't mean the Jets would be interested in him should he and the Colts part ways this offseason.

"Do I think it’s even a consideration for us?" Ryan asked rhetorically. "No, I don’t.” He also called the PFT report "not true," and reiterated that Sanchez "is my guy."

Ryan, perhaps still caught up in the holiday season, was in a giving mood Monday; he also threw his support behind his much-maligned offensive coordinator.

"I have a huge amount of confidence in both guys," he said. "There’s no doubt. I’ve stated it over and over my feelings about Mark Sanchez. I’ve said it before. No quarterback’s going to look great when that’s all you do… you fall behind. It wasn’t Mark’s best day by any stretch of the imagination, but we know he’s done it. And he’s been doing it. We have great confidence in him and I have great confidence in him. As far as Brian Schottenheimer is concerned,  shoot, we’ll just keep working side-by-side, shoulder-to-shoulder and we’re trying to find a way to beat Miami. I have confidence in him. I have confidence in all our coaches. We have to find a way to get it done.”

Schottenheimer has drawn plenty criticism for his pass-heavy game plans this season, and he's frustrated Jets fans pretty much since joining the staff in 2006. Still, he's rumored to be a head coaching candidate for any number of opportunities this offseason.

For now, though, Ryan likes his chances with Sanchez and Schottenheimer. And if the Jets want to make the playoffs for the third consecutive season, they'll need a lot of help. First things first: New York has to beat the Dolphins in Week 17, and then hope for a Bengals loss to the Ravens, Titans loss or tie to the Texans, and an Oakland loss or tie to the Chargers. Or: a Jets win, Bengals loss, Titans loss or tie, and a Broncos loss or tie.

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Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 10:59 pm

Ryan: Sanchez is 'my guy,' no interest in Manning

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Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 10:44 pm
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Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 10:38 pm

Ryan: Sanchez is 'my guy,' no interest in Manning

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Since: Sep 4, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 10:29 pm

Ryan: Sanchez is 'my guy,' no interest in Manning

Idunno bri, dude's assessment looks pretty accurate....

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Posted on: December 26, 2011 10:22 pm
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Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: December 26, 2011 9:51 pm

Ryan: Sanchez is 'my guy,' no interest in Manning

Blargh, I screwed up the years on Sanchez' contract.


THIS year was the $14.75M year (even worse than I had thought). That's just insane isn't it? Next year is $8.75M base but he also has a $2.75M roster bonus which he probably already "earned" so he is probably at least making $11.5M which is still ridiculous for his scrubbiness. If they actually win a playoff game this year, bump that up to right under $13M.

In terms of salary cap, as the site indicates, he counts for $14.2M right now. If they cut him, they save $9.2M on the cap. So no matter which way I look at the numbers, he looks really overpaid, was overpaid this year, and they probably ought to cut him next.

Let's look at all the facts and the numbers, does anybody think Sanchez is worth anywhere near what he got this year and would get next year?

Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: December 26, 2011 9:50 pm

Ryan: Sanchez is 'my guy,' no interest in Manning

When there is a question or topic on the board, every thing except the topic or question is covered. The basic topic was about Mark Sanchez returning to the N.Y. Jets next season an if Ryan was interested in Manning of Indy.


I can’t see why anyone would not be interested in Manning as a quarterback. Mark could become the back up or move on. Manning would be able to give Sanchez first hand knowledge about the current way to be an elite quarterback in the NFL.


If Sanchez would not be interested in holding the clip board for Manning for approximately 2 years then it might be time for him to move to what he consider greener pastures.


If the Jets would not be getting Manning and Ryan still wanted Sanchez then he would have to look at Sanchez with a critical eye. From his foot work, reads, knowledge of the system being ran as well as other mechanical problems that might exist with pass delivery and timing. Then Ryan would have to get a quarterback coach that would be able to break Sanchez down and teach him from the ground up or add to what need to be done so as the Jets would have a franchise quarterback.


The jet’s management and coaches have several decision to make before training camp open next year.


It goes to the question “Are quarterbacks born or made?



Since: Feb 25, 2010
Posted on: December 26, 2011 9:48 pm

Ryan: Sanchez is 'my guy,' no interest in Manning

Of course Mark Sanchez is Rex Ryan's guy.  The Jets are going for their third Super Bowl in a row right?  Right?  That's what Rex Ryan told me...

Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 9:41 pm

Ryan: Sanchez is 'my guy,' no interest in Manning

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Since: Sep 4, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 9:35 pm

Ryan: Sanchez is 'my guy,' no interest in Manning

The Jets came 1 game short of making the playoff,But they still have 4 more wins the last 2 years in the Playoffs than the Pat's do
And there was this one time, at band camp....

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