For a couple of agonizing days, it appeared that Ryan might choose to go with the inexperienced Greg McElroy against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Although McElroy led the Jets to a fourth-quarter comeback victory following Sanchez's benching against the Arizona Cardinals last game, now was not the time for Ryan to roll the dice with him again. With four games remaining on the schedule to make the playoffs, the Jets probably need to win them all.
Ryan, with has back pinned to the wall, decided to go with his main man, Sanchez. Here are the five best things about Ryan's decision to start his veteran quarterback on Sunday.