The Jets announced Wednesday that maligned quarterback Mark Sanchez  will start Sunday’s game  at Jacksonville. Coach Rex Ryan  took two days to make his decision, following Sunday’s 7-6 victory over the Cardinals in which Sanchez was pulled in the third quarter for third-stringer Greg McElroy  after throwing three interceptions in his first 10 passes. McElroy went on to lead the team on its only scoring drive, throwing a 1-yard touchdown pass. Backup Tim Tebow  is recovering from broken ribs.
The New York Daily News  reported that owner Woody Johnson  preferred McElroy for Sunday’s game but general manager Mike Tannenbaum  and offensive coordinator Tony Sparano  wanted Sanchez.