Ryan jokes that he wants Brady as Jets' QB

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Rex Ryan finally came clean Thursday on who he'd like as his quarterback in 2013.

Tom Brady.

"I'll be honest with you, if I had Tom Brady, I'd be happy with that," the Jets' coach said. "We don't, but there are only one or two other guys" at that level. He mentioned Drew Brees and Peyton Manning.

News flash: Brady, Brees and Manning aren't available, so the Jets will have to make do with what they have or find alternatives for 2013.

The futures of Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow are very much up in the air. The Jets are open to trading Sanchez, according to multiple reports, and they're planning to part ways with Tebow, ESPNNewYork.com reported Wednesday.