Firing Rex Ryan will not be John Idzik’s call

If the Jets intend to fire Rex Ryan after this season, GM John Idzik will not be able to make the final call.

According to Manish Mehta of the Daily News, Idzik will have an “important say” but the ultimate decision will come from owner Woody Johnson.

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We can go around and around on what’s reliable or not, but it’s worth discussing.  It is an interesting bit of rumor, because everything that people around the team seem to say is that Idzik is the one who would make that call.  If true, this I think is a key as to why Tom Gamble didn’t take the job, although I had erroneously reported back in January that all signs were that he would.

Either way, it’s all speculation and nothing in the NFL is ever permanent.  If anything it’s good to know that while I like much of what I’ve seen so far from Idzik, he is not operating with supreme authority, something that is rarely good in the NFL.