Quote: Bledsoe on Jets QBs

“To see Mark [Sanchez] go from a situation in New York, that was just … that’s where quarterbacks go to die.”

-Drew Bledsoe on the New York Jets (via NJ.com)

GEICO SportsNite: Rex Ryan on his job status

GEICO SportsNite has the latest from the Jets, as head coach Rex Ryan says he is more concerned about the rest of the season than his job.

BGA Extra: Steelers “at” Jets

Welcome to BGA Extra, where I draw a line under the previous weekend’s game by responding to your questions from BGA during the week. After the jump, I respond to your questions about the game against the Steelers. If you would like your questions answered in future, remember to read BGA each week and leave your question in the comments section.

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Jaiquawn Jarrett named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Jaiquawn Jarrett has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his game against the Steelers.

Jarrett had two interceptions, a fumble recovery and a sack. He also posted double-digit tackles.

“I’m just glad and grateful and humbled that we got the win,” he said. “The coaching staff put us in the right places and made our jobs easier.”

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Our congratulations to Jarrett, it was a well-deserved award for a guy who has had a bumpy road to this point of his career. Rex has been boasting about his team’s depth at safety since training camp and Jarrett proved that claim right.

After being drafted in the second round — likely too high — and getting thrown in at the deep end in Philadelphia under the last few years of Andy Reid’s tenure, Jarrett was cut as a scapegoat by Reid as the ship sunk in 2012. The Jets claimed Jarrett and with time, coaching and patience has become a plus special teamer and backup … and now starter for the Jets. Jarrett saw a boost in snaps in the Chiefs game and then he played every snap on defense (66/66) against the Steelers.

Jarrett took over for rookie Calvin Pryor, who has been struggling all season, and Jarrett’s play last week against the Steelers earned him more time while slowing the need to recall Pryor from the bench.