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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Mark Sanchez spent a few days after his miserable performance wondering what was next.
The New York Jets quarterback had been benched, his coach tired of his mistakes, and there was no guarantee Rex Ryan would give him his job back anytime soon.
"I knew at some point before I died, I'd start at quarterback again," Sanchez said Wednesday. "I'm glad it's this week."
Ryan gathered his three quarterbacks Wednesday morning and told them he made up his mind: He's sticking with Sanchez.
For this week, at least.
Ryan weighed his options after pulling Sanchez for Greg McElroy last Sunday against Arizona, talking to many people within the organization before settling on his quarterback.
"I have to get this decision right," Ryan said, "and I believe I have."
So it will be Sanchez and not McElroy or Tim Tebow on Sunday when the Jets take on the Jaguars in Jacksonville.
"I'm pleased with coach's decision," Sanchez said. "Now it's my job to go make him right."
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