2:26 p.m.: The Jets have officially announced the extension. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Ryan’s deal is for two extra years beyond his contract through 2014, taking the relationship through the 2016 season (Schefter).
Team owner Woody Johnson told the media that Rex Ryan will return as head coach of the Jets in 2014 after the final game of the 2013 season.
“We’re going to keep Rex Ryan and he’s going to be our coach next year,” Johnson said at the time.
Johnson said that he decided that Ryan would continue to coach next season before the last few games. Ryan knew his status before Sunday’s game, but the players didn’t find out until after the game.
“We’re just thrilled with the way we finished,” GM John Idzik said in December.
Ryan’s contract was set to end after the 2014 season. His 2014 deal was worth around $3 million, according to reports.
No word on what assistant coaches will remain on Rex’s staff.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comIt has been reported that Ryan is “betting on himself” when it comes to a new contract and it would seem that is exactly what he did. If he would sign a contract that is structured in such a way as to reward him for playoff wins, it might be a good indication of what the expectations are from upper management regarding Ryan’s sticking around for more than a year or two.
With that bit of business taken care of, let’s see if the Jets don’t lock up their dangling assistants (the ones they would like to retain) rather quickly. There were six assistants waiting on new deals as of yesterday and only one seemed to be actively shopping for a new job for over a week — former special teams coordinator Ben Kotwica. Kotwica was officially announced Wednesday as part of the Redskins coaching staff under Jay Gruden.