New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals Undecided on Starting QBs
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Rex Ryan is undecided on his starting quarterback for the New York Jets' next game, a day after he benched Mark Sanchez in favor of third-stringer Greg McElroy in the team's win over Arizona.
Ryan says Monday he needs "a little more time to make that decision," adding that he wants to consult with his coaching staff. He expects to decide who'll start at Jacksonville on Sunday by the time the team practices Wednesday.
Ryan maintains that he has confidence in Sanchez, McElroy and Tim Tebow, who was inactive for the Jets' 7-6 win Sunday while healing from two broken ribs.
Sanchez left with 4:48 left in the third quarter, and McElroy came in and led the Jets to the only touchdown of the game on his first NFL drive.
The embattled coach, whose team has lost eight in a row, says he needs to review the video of Sunday's 7-6 loss to the New York Jets before making a decision.
Rookie Ryan Lindley made his second NFL start, completing 10 of 31 passes for just 72 yards, 23 of them on the second play of the game. Arizona had just five first downs and was 0 for 15 on third-down conversions.
Despite Lindley's struggles, Whisenhunt resisted substituting John Skelton, saying he thought sticking with Lindley gave the team the best chance to win.
Whisenhunt says he doesn't know if quarterback Kevin Kolb would be available this week. Kolb has missed six games with a rib injury.
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