Dec 29, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin (left) talks with New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan (right) before their game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

BREAKING: Rex Ryan Will Return for 2014 Season

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.

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  • Frank Antonelli

    All the Rex haters know where they can go. LOL. As Mike Westhoff stated on SNY Rex did a masterful job over the last 3 years with the lack of talent that he was given. The vast majority of coaches would have gone 3 wins or less with this team. Rex will last 10 plus years with the Jets and win a Super Bowl.

  • Paul Newbold

    Good news for Geno Smith, as he’ll be under the same OC and developing in the same system as this season. We’ll see if they offer him an extension, leaving him as a lame duck for another season seems unlikely. Without an extension, its hardly an endorsement from management. I’m not a Rex fan as most already know, but for the continuity of the team, I’m glad he’ll be here for next season.