Rex Ryan: I never said Mark Sanchez won the competition

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We reported last night that Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez told Rich Eisen of the NFL Network that he won the Jets quarterback competition.

Head coach Rex Ryan was asked about Sanchez’s claim to victory today.

“I never said he won the competition,” Ryan said in a conference call with reporters, via

“That’s his opinion,” Ryan said. “It’s not about a company line. Apparently, if that’s what he said then that’s his opinion. Again there is that ongoing competition.”

Ryan does believe Sanchez might be able to play this season.

“If we didn’t think it’d be realistic that Mark would get on the field, then he would be put on IR, and that’s not the case,” Ryan said.