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Jets vs. Rams: Mark Sanchez will start this week, not Tim Tebow

The New York Jets will not have Tim Tebow starting on Sunday in St. Louis. Sorry.

Jared Wickerham

Say what you want about St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford. He's miles above the pair of quarterbacks coming to town in Week 11 when the New York Jets crash land the rusty Cessna conflictingly piloted by Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow in the Edward Jones Dome.

In the Jets' Week 10 loss to Seattle, Sanchez was 9-for-22 for 124 yards and an interception. It was the sixth time this season that the Jets' starter has completed less than 60 percent of his passes, the fifth time that he's completed less than 50 percent.

But it's not all his fault, says Rex Ryan.

From an interview with ESPN New York:

I think when guys are where they are supposed to be and the protection is sound, I think Mark can make the throws. I don't think there is any doubt. It's just things that you don't see like getting separation. Are we getting separation on our routes to get open?

That sounds familiar, huh?

Oh, and don't expect Tebow to be starting on Sunday. Rex ruled that out.

I'm just looking at it from my perspective that Mark does give us the best chance to win in my opinion as a starting quarterback. Does that mean we won't use Tim Tebow? No. We will use Tim Tebow the way we think will be effective for us.

Remember when there were a lot of Rams fans who wanted to draft Sanchez. Whew.