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Jets Sign Rex Ryan To Contract Extension

by Allen Kim
Jan 16, 2014 2:49 PM EST



The New York Jets have agreed to a multi-year contract extension with head coach Rex Ryan, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

After a season filled with questions over his future in New York, the Jets not only brought Ryan back to coach the team for another season, but they secured his place with the organization for at least a few more years.

While details over the length of this new deal have not been revealed, it gives Ryan some security with his original contract set to expire after the end of the 2014 season. Even if it’s only a two-year extension, that keeps him under contract with the team through 2016. He can enter next season with some peace of mind, and barring some unforeseen disaster, he won’t be coaching for his job next season.

The Jets were stout on the defensive side of the ball this season, but the inconsistent quarterback play held the team back. They went 8-8 this season after finishing 6-10 in 2012, and while they may have fallen short of reaching the playoffs for the third season in a row, they managed to outplay expectations and finish second in the AFC East. Ryan’s team was widely expected to be one of the worst teams in the league entering the season, and even though they had their fair share of disappointing games throughout the season, they managed to finish with a respectable record.

Ryan has a 42-38 record in his five seasons as the head coach of the Jets, and he also holds a franchise record of four playoffs wins for a head coach.