Sanchez still the Jets' franchise quarterback

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. - AP Sports Writer
    2012-11-15 17:44

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - Despite being mired in one of the worst slumps of his four-year career, Mark Sanchez still has a firm hold on the New York Jets' starting quarterback job.

Rex Ryan remains committed to Sanchez as his team's leader - while popular backup Tim Tebow is still just a part-time contributor who many think should be given a chance at rescuing the Jets' season.

Owner Woody Johnson says Thursday that he doesn't just ``view'' Sanchez as the franchise quarterback, ``he is our franchise quarterback.'' That support comes even as Sanchez is ranked near the bottom of the league in several passing categories.

Sanchez says the Jets have enough talent, but ``now it's a matter of executing.'' The Jets (3-6) play the Rams (3-5-1) at St. Louis on Sunday.


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