The New York Jets players may have actually came through for Rex Ryan this time.
Adam Schefter via ESPN.com is reporting that signs point to Rex Ryan returning as head coach of the Jets. There has been speculation for weeks that Ryan would probably not be retained by GM John Idzik.
Sources say the mood around the Jets front office and Ryan’s job status is now a positive, instead of a negative.
It remains unclear whether Ryan will enter next season on the last year of his contract or whether the Jets will give him a contract extension, sources said.
Although Ryan has received consistent backing from Jets owner Woody Johnson, his support from first-year general manager John Idzik has been questioned. But to the surprise of many around the league, Ryan and Idzik have gotten along better than most anticipated.
If Ryan stays, he’ll likely get a contract extension. His current deal expires after the 2014 season.