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Mark Sanchez struggling, but remains the leader of the Jets

Despite being mired in one of the worst slumps of his four-year career, Mark Sanchez still has a firm hold on the New York Jets' starting quarterback job.

Rex Ryan remains committed to Sanchez as his team's leader — while popular backup Tim Tebow is still just a part-time contributor who many think should be given a chance at rescuing the Jets' season.

Owner Woody Johnson says Thursday that he doesn't just "view" Sanchez as the franchise quarterback, "he is our franchise quarterback." That support comes even as Sanchez is ranked near the bottom of the league in several passing categories.

Sanchez says the Jets have enough talent, but "now it's a matter of executing." The Jets (3-6) play the Rams (3-5-1) at St. Louis on Sunday.

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