Rex Ryan to Name Mark Sanchez Jets' Starting QB

Vincent JacksonCorrespondent IAugust 26, 2009

BALTIMORE - AUGUST 24:  Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets throws a touchdown pass in a preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on August 24, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Jay Glazer of has officially reported that Jets head coach Rex Ryan has informed his quarterback corps that rookie Mark Sanchez will begin the 2009 season as the starter.

Sanchez, the fifth overall pick out of Southern California in April's draft, has completed 50 percent of his passes for 131 yards with one touchdown and one interception during the preseason.

Fourth-year veteran Kellen Clemens will serve as the backup.