Jets sign Rex to multi-year extension
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Jets have signed Head Coach Rex Ryan to a multi-year contract extension.
Contract details were not disclosed. Ryan was entering the final year of his contract next season. The Coach’s job security has been questioned by Fans and the media all season after three consecutive non-playoff years. Owner Woody Johnson announced Ryan’s job was not in jeopardy after the team’s final game, a win against Miami. There have been rumors since then that an extension was in the works.
UPDATE: Various sources are reporting that Ryan’s contract is through 2016 although essentially, based on incentive clauses the deal is only guaranteed through 2015.
A statement released by the team said Ryan was pleased with the extension.
“I want to thank Woody, John, our players, our coaches and our fans for all of their support, said Ryan. I’m no different than any of our fans. I’m an ordinary guy that’s been given an unbelievable opportunity. I’ve said all along – I’m glad to be a Jet. I’m happy to be a Jet. That’s never changed. I know what we all want and we’re striving to get there. But it’s not about me. We’re already into our off-season planning. There are a lot of areas where we can improve and we can’t wait to get this thing rolling.”
A statement from Jets GM John Idzik said the same.
“Rex and I have worked well since I got here and have the same vision for this football team. As I have stated before, he is a phenomenal teacher and motivator. We are fortunate to have him as our head coach. The front office, coaches, players, this entire organization – we’re all in this together. We are all governed by the same motives and that is to build a perennial winner here with the Jets.”