Mystery solved, the news has been released.
Just moments ago, Woody Johnson, in talking to the media in the immediate post game after the win over the Dolphins, has confirmed that head coach Rex Ryan will be retained as the coach for the 2014 season. According to Johnson, Rex knew his status prior to today’s game.
The reports all day were that Rex would be back, but there may have been some stumbling blocks over an extension and staff concerns. Woody’s announcement did not include anything about an extension or if he is going to change staff members next year.
John Idzik called Rex a “…leader, motivator, teacher, and a heck of a coach.”
As I have said this entire time, this is the right move for the Jets at this time. Rex Ryan is the right coach for this football team. He gets the most out of this football team on a weekly basis, and these guys play hard for him. They do not quit.
That is the mark of a coach that needs to remain, and now he is.
We will have much more reaction later on, as we hear about extension vs no extension, and other details.