Marty Mornhinweg explains why Mark Sanchez is starting in Detroit Dan Leberfeld

Cortland – So why did Marty Mornhinweg and Rex Ryan decide to start Mark Sanchez over Geno Smith in the Jets’ preseason opener in Detroit?

“First thing is, he’s earned it,” Mornhinweg said. “He’s had an outstanding training camp, so that’s the first thing. The second thing is, he’s been the starter here. The first game would typically be his, but he’s earned it as well, so those two things kind of go together.”