After it was announced by owner Woody Johnson on Sunday that he would return for the 2014 season, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan will reportedly receive a one-year contract extension, according to the NFL Network.
While Ryan reportedly wants a long-term extension, it would appear that John Idzik would prefer to go short-term—at least for the time being. Giving him this type of extension would allow Rex to enter the 2014 campaign without the "lame duck coach" label, while the Jets don't currently have to tie themselves up long-term if indeed something goes wrong in the near future.
After an 8-8 season with an incredible lack of talent—namely on offense—a rookie quarterback, a Revis-less secondary and shockingly low expectations, Rex Ryan may have executed one of the finest coached seasons of his football career. While the goal is to always make the postseason and attempt to win a championship, by all meaning, the New York Jets vastly overachieved this past year. The owner loves him, the fans love him, and most importantly the players love him, as displayed in this video from Sunday night when Woody Johnson announced that Ryan would return.
While it is believed that Rex Ryan will receive this one-year extension from New York, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports that it is not official and that a team source expressed that talks had not reached that point at this time.