In 2009, the New York Jets moved up in the draft and selected Mark Sanchez with the 5th overall pick. The decision to draft the former USC quarterback has left Sanchez and head coach Rex Ryan forever linked at the hip. But according to the Newark Star-Ledger, Ryan believes his future is not tied to Sanchez and the decision to start him against the Jaguars on Sunday.
“No, obviously we need to win and this is a big decision and, in determining wins and losses is the play of your quarterback a lot of times,” Ryan said. “But no, I don’t feel like my future is tied in with how we do things.”
Ryan has publicly stated he wishes to stay with the Jets for the next ten years and tries not worrying about his job security in the middle of the season. He is aware, however, that winning is a cure all.
“Obviously this is a win business and I know that. If you’re a head coach in this league, as Brian Billick told me the other day, there’s been 111 head coaches that have come and gone in the last 10 years so it’s probably not the most job secure thing. But the one thing that can effect job security is winning.
“If we win I think that decision is a big one in the fact that, that position — there’s two positions in this league where you can lose games fastest: Quarterback and cornerback.”
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