New York Jets coach Rex Ryan inks a multi-year contract extension

John Idzik needs to provide Ryan with suitable weapons to work with.

Although specific details remain unknown, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Rex Ryan and the New York Jets agreed to a multi-year contract extension on Thursday.

Ryan, whose salary is rumored to be guaranteed through 2015, has gone 42-38 with Gang Green since being hired in January 2009.

The Jets recently finished 8-8 and failed to qualify for the playoffs for the third straight season.

Regardless, Ryan has been handcuffed by the atrocious performances of Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith and his squads have primarily overachieved.

In retrospect, it is borderline astonishing that Ryan managed to guide two Jets teams to the AFC Championship.

With a solid quarterback and effective supporting cast on offense, Buddy’s son can absolutely lead New York to their first crown in 45 years.

Already blessed with a standout front seven, the Jets will be roughly $40 million under the cap and could have 10 picks in May’s draft.

Hence, Gang Green’s destined to be a juggernaut next autumn if GM John Idzik does his job this offseason.

Cocky, brash and often profane, Ryan’s always going to be a magnet for critics.

Despite having some drawbacks, Rex Ryan is an advanced leader who deserves to spend more time in the swamps of Jersey.

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