New York Jets coach Rex Ryan announced that rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez will get the start in the team’s second preseason game — an Aug. 24 matchup with Ryan’s former team, the Baltimore Ravens.
Sanchez performed well in limited action during Friday’s 23-20 loss to the St. Louis Rams, going 3 of 4 for 88 yards, including a 48-yard pass to WR David Clowney on his first play.
“I have my work cut out for me,” Sanchez said Sunday. “That’s why it wouldn’t be right of me or anyone else to make this a make-or-break game.”
Sanchez’s first start will come without a key offensive lineman. Guard Alan Faneca will not play against the Ravens due to a broken finger, Ryan confirmed Sunday.