Ryan: Sanchez's job is to play QB, not be GM
Rex Ryan admitted that the New York Jets considered what Mark Sanchez's feelings might be before trading for Tim Tebow last week, but never consulted the current starter for his input.
"Mark's job is to play quarterback, it's not to be the general manager," Ryan said at the NFL meetings via ESPNNewYork.com. "That's what it is. Our decisions are based on the team."
Ryan went on to say that everyone will be OK with the move as long as the Jets win.
Ryan also indicated that he is aware that Tebow's popularity can more easily lead to a quarterback controversy in fans' minds, at least, but that the Jets will do whatever is best for the team. He also said he has a specific role in mind for Tebow.
"I recognize, because of his popularity, (the groundswell) is going to be much more than it would be for a lot of backup quarterbacks," he said. "I definitely recognized that, but we're always going to do what's in the best interest of our football team."
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com