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New York Jets: Rex Ryan Says There's No QB Controversy Between Sanchez, Tebow

NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 02:  New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan attends the Los Angeles Kings vs the New Jersey Devils game two during the 2012 Stanley Cup final at the Prudential Center on June 2, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Brian Killian/Getty Images)
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Tony SantorsaSenior Writer IIJune 12, 2012

Despite all of the hype that revolves around New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow, Rex Ryan has publicly come out and said that Mark Sanchez is New York's starting quarterback.

Ryan confirmed there is no quarterback controversy, via Rich Cimini of ESPN New York. 

However, that doesn't mean we wont be seeing Tebow on the field in 2012. In fact, there's a small chance we'll actually see Tebow more than we do Sanchez with Sanchez taking the first snap as the starter but Tebow being brought in with the team's Wildcat package.

This might be the easy way out to benching Sanchez, but it's something Ryan and offensive coordinator Tony Sparano could do. And when you think about it, it's not that far-fetched, as Sparano was head coach of the Miami Dolphins when they introduced the Wildcat to the NFL back in 2008.

However, I don't care what Ryan or anyone says in Jets camp—there is a controversy in New York. 

Why would Tebow have been brought into town if the Jets didn't plan on challenging Sanchez? Tebow brings unnecessary attention from the media, and this is a team that has already enough media attention—too much for its own good, you might argue. 

It's clear the Jets are challenging Sanchez with the presence of Tebow.

Tebow is exactly what New York needs. He is a proven winner, a leader, and he fits exactly what the Jets want to do offensively, and that's pounding the ball down defenses' throats.

It's only June and we're already talking about a possible quarterback controversy. When training camp and preseason comes around, I guarantee to you this storyline will continue to grow—and it will likely grow out of control.

 

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