Quarterback Mark Sanchez was just one of the many New York Jets stunned to hear that 35-year-old David Garrard decided to retire Wednesday due to a knee that wasn't up to the rigors of a 16-game season anymore.
Former Jets special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff was critical of the way the team managed the salary cap, Mark Sanchez's ability to shoulder an offense and, most pointedly, Tim Tebow's baffling role in the offense.
Rex Ryan held out the increasingly remote possibility that Tim Tebow could dress as the backup quarterback Sunday in Jacksonville, and said Tebow will travel with the team before a final game-day decision is made.
Rex Ryan responded defiantly Monday when asked if he would bench Mark Sanchez in favor of Tim Tebow, claiming that his job security with the New York Jets will not factor into who starts at quarterback.
President Barack Obama made waves when he said a potential quarterback controversy would concern him if he were a New York Jets fan, but coach Rex Ryan was as tight-lipped as Bill Bellichick when asked to respond.