After missing the playoffs for three straight years, head coach Rex Ryan may have another shot next year.
Per multiple sources, signs point to Rex Ryan returning as head coach. Ryan still has one more year left on his six year contract. He signed a four year deal in 2009 and received a two year extension after the Jets made the championship in 2010.
According to Fox news a few weeks ago, Rex told the team that there were rumors that the decision was already made that he would be dismissed as head coach after the season. Ryan was asked many times by the media if he expects to coach the team next year, before the news broke out that he may coach the Jets next season. Rex however, never discussed the talks of him possibly being fired and was mainly focused on Miami.
“I’m not disgruntled about anything.” Rex said. “I’m excited about the opportunity that is ahead of us and that is Miami.”
An innumerable amount of Jets fans wanted Ryan to stay. Manish Mehta of the NYDN hosted a poll on Twitter where he asked fans whether or not Rex should stay.
93% of voters believe that the Jets should keep Rex Ryan. (twitter.com/mmehtanydn)
WR David Nelson, OG Willie Colon and DE Muhammad Wilkerson, basically told reporters that they want Rex to coach them in the near future.
“We feel like that we can play well the rest of the season and maybe save his job.” Nelson said.
“I love him. I want the guy here.” Mo Wilkerson said on WFAN. “But me and my teammates can’t really make that decision, but we can burst our tails for him.”
“I love the guy to death. Colon said. If he doesn’t come back it would be a step back for us as a team.”
Despite the Jets’ record, Rex Ryan has had one of his best seasons coaching and deserves another chance.
Lead NFL Writer and Reporter