I flipped flop back and forth on Rex but this is probably the best move for the Jets. It gives us stability at head coach which can only help and everyone loves playing for him. As long as Marty is here for our O we will be alright.
So, no matter what happens next year -- even a fourth-straight playoff-less season -- Rex is likely to return. Must be nice having that sort of job security.
I sort of agree with your sentiment, but the NY Jets need stability at the HC position and the no playoffs for 3 straight years is as much as the GM's fault (Tanny) as anyones as he is ultimately responsible for getting players for Rex and the OC to coach. Now they fired Tanny and no owner or respected league person expected the Jets to make the playoffs or be competitive. He didn't make he playoffs but he garnered respect from around the league with what he was able to do with a rookie HC. Now look, if they stink it up next year and Idzik provides him with offensive weapons, I suspect that they would give him the boot with what ever remains on his contract. I guess this was a stop gap contract for 2 years, this year and 2 years more (waiting to hear the official deal). Essentially they're saying after next season if we make the playoffs we will extend you if not this is essentially a 1 year deal and we will pay for you to leave.
Don't get caught up with the extension unless is for 3 or more years.