Earlier on Black Monday, NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport raised some concern about the job security of Rex Ryan despite the fact the head coach was given a vote of confidence from owner Woody Johnson on Sunday. According to Rapoport, the Jets and Rex Ryan were at a crossroad when it came to how to move forward with one another. The Jets apparently wanted Ryan to fire some defensive coaches, Ryan wanted job security beyond the single season left on his contract.
While the Jets didn’t want to fork over the long term extension that Ryan was lobbying for, they did meet him sort of in the middle and are reportedly willing to offer him a contract extension through the 2015 season.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 30, 2013
Ryan’s contract expires after the 2014 season which means the team is willing to tack on one additional year to his deal at this time. If Ryan proves himself in 2014, then the Jets could reconsider a longer deal. If he doesn’t do well, they can also revisit the extension in other ways.
Either way, Ryan won’t be getting the long term deal he wants but he’s not going to be coaching without a safety net of another season in 2014.