The New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is feeling frustrated as Coach Rex Ryan decided Wednesday that the team will have Kellen Clemens start at quarterback for this Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Ryan did this for Sanchez’s good. He made the decision after consulting with the team doctors about Sanchez’s sprained right knee. However, Sanchez himself does not want rest at all. All he wants is to play in his No. 6 Jets jersey.
“He wants to play in the worst way and he’s going to play,” Ryan said. “It’s just not going to be this week. I have a lot of confidence in Kellen Clemens and I think that instead of delaying this decision, I’m just going to make it now.”
Having started every game this season since beating out Clemens for the job, Sanchez sprained the posterior cruciate ligament in the knee during the third quarter of the Jets’ 19-13 win over the Buffalo Bills last Sunday, and two days after the Jets brought in Yankees manager Joe Girardi to help Sanchez learn how to slide. Surely Sanchez did not learn well as he was injured by diving headfirst.