The New York Jets will likely have a new coach next year, and the news is reportedly coming from the team’s current coach, Rex Ryan.
Ryan is reportedly on the hot seat after leading the team to a 2-9 record. Sources have said that both Ryan and general manager John Idzik could be out after this year, and now Ryan reportedly agrees.
The New York Post‘s Mark Cannizzaro reported that Rex Ryan is telling confidants that he expects to be gone when the season ends.
Sources told the Post that, during the offseason, Ryan bumped into scouts and other coaches from around the league who told him Jets general manager John Idzik had been telling people his plan all along was to replace Ryan after the season and bring in his own head coach.
“Did he think that wasn’t going to get back to me?” an angered Ryan told one confidant.
Though Rex Ryan led the New York Jets to back-to-back AFC title games in his first two seasons as head coach, the team has struggled in recent years. The team also has a murky future with its quarterback, with second-year player Geno Smith struggling and Michael Vick apparently not up to the task.
The Jets also hit a new low with this week’s 38-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Despite coming in off a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers and facing a Bills team that was unable to practice during the week after Buffalo was slammed with a snowstorm, the Jets fell flat in the game and were dominated on both sides of the ball.
Rex Ryan is also losing his luster on defense. Once one of the most feared defensive units, the New York Jets now rank No. 30 in the league in yards allowed. The offense is equally as bad, ranking No. 30 in yards gained.