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Rex Ryan: I think Mark Sanchez is the answer at quarterback


during a game at MetLife Stadium on September 30, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Jeff Zelevansky

The Jets had the ball seven times in the second half of their 34-0 loss to the 49ers on Sunday.

Mark Sanchez was intercepted once, Santonio Holmes fumbled once and the team went three-and-out on their other five possessions. One of those punts was blocked when the 49ers appeared to be rushing just one man, which isn’t on the offense but does add to the overwhelming stench of futility emanating from the Jets in Week Four.

Sanchez finished the day 13-of-29 for 103 yards, the latest dismal performance in a career that’s had no shortage of them. Naturally, Jets coach Rex Ryan was asked after the game if he will be making a change at quarterback before the team faces the Texans next weekend.

“I don’t think that’s the answer. I think Mark’s the answer at quarterback,” Ryan said in comments from his postgame press conference distributed by the Jets. “I think Mark is the answer. Again, time will tell.”

We’ll save you the trouble. If Sanchez is the answer, what question could Ryan possibly be asking?

There’s not much sign that there’s a quarterback change afoot with the Jets. They never pulled Sanchez from the game to get a look at Tim Tebow running more than the limited package of plays that we’ve seen from him this season and there doesn’t seem to be any urgency to get more on offense out of a player that the Jets felt the need to trade for this offseason.