Originally Posted by LockeJET
I totally agree! Love the plan. Well thought out. And this is also why keeping Rex makes zero sense. 95% chance we don't win more then 6 games next year. Rex will then be fired. So why not just hire a new GM and let him choose his guy right away instead of delaying it for a year? We all know Rex can't surive another losing season. And we also know we will stink next year.
First, I'm not sure Rex can't survive a rebuilding year, assuming the perception going in is that it is a rebuilding year. Keeping him around allows the GM to evaluate him against realistic expectations, and determine whether he is the right guy for the job in the 2014-2016 window.
More, if the Jets fire Rex after the 2013 season, it allows them to begin a coaching search as one of the more attractive jobs on the market - good cap situation, good pieces in place, just need a QB to make the team take the next step, and drafting high enough to potentially land one.
Right now, the Jets are as unattractive a job as you could imagine: no QB, major holes all over the field, and in cap purgatory (not quite hell, but there won't be a stud FA riding to the rescue, either).