The question that must be asked is, why?
New York sits at just 3-5 on the season after an embarrassing 30-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Sanchez is officially the least accurate starting quarterback in the NFL and continues to disappoint on a week to week basis.
And yet somehow, Ryan continues to defend his QB and refuses to give Tim Tebow any significant snaps at QB. He is only proving his own ineptitude by sticking to this warped logic.
The greatest knock on Tebow is his lack of accurate throwing ability, but when Sanchez is the least accurate passer in football, why not experiment with a new strategy?
Tebow adds that all important rushing dimension to the offense, something Sanchez obviously does not have in his repertoire. The Jets are a run-first team with an emerging RB in Shonn Greene. He should be complemented by a QB that helped the Denver Broncos lead the league in rushing a season ago.
What exactly does Ryan have to lose at this point?
New York is not headed for a division title if the team stays on its current trajectory. A change of pace and style is clearly needed for this team and Ryan's stubborn support of Sanchez is hampering growth.
Tebow may not be a great QB or the future of the Jets franchise, but to not even give him a chance against the Dolphins was wrong. There was no hope of coming back late in that contest and there was nothing to gain by continuously watching Sanchez stall drives and lead the offense towards punting situations.
Ryan must show that he is willing to adapt and change his philosophy in accordance with the on field product. Right now the passing game is struggling and the running game has emerged as dynamic and physical.
Embrace that. Feed off that. The fans have made it clear what they want at this point, (via CBS.)
— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) October 28, 2012
It seems everyone knows that Sanchez is not getting the job done within the current framework of the offense. Ryan can at least allow Tebow a chance to get on the field and prove himself.
If he fails beyond belief then so be it, but there must be a willingness to try new things and realize that the Sanchez path is failing.
Otherwise, Ryan will only continue to prove his own incompetence.