New York Jets coach Rex Ryan took to the airwaves Monday to defend Mark Sanchez, denying a report the team was questioning whether he was the answer as the Jets' quarterback in the future.

"There's no way we're looking to replace Mark Sanchez," Ryan said on 1050 ESPN radio in relation to the NBC Sports report. "It's just not true. I've said repeatedly this is my guy."

Ryan even responded to the suggestions by fans and media members that the team should pursue Colts quarterback Peyton Manning in the offseason if he is on the trading block.

There's no way we're looking to replace Mark Sanchez.

- Rex Ryan, New York Jets coach

"Do I think it's even a consideration for us? No I don't," he said.

Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer had also come under fire following the Jets' 29-14 loss to New York rivals the Giants on Saturday, but Ryan gave him a vote of confidence as well.

"As far as Brian Schottenheimer is concerned, shoot, we'll just keep working side-by-side, shoulder-to-shoulder and we're trying to find a way to beat Miami [on Sunday]. I have confidence in him. I have confidence in all our coaches. We have to find a way to get it done."

The Jets rank 27th in total offense this season after entering the year talking about having a high-powered offense.

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