Jets Fire Coach Rex Ryan, GM John Idzik
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have fired coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik after one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history.
With the Jets (4-12) failing to make the postseason for the fourth straight season, owner Woody Johnson opted to clean house Monday and start fresh with a new coach and GM.
Ryan was 50-52, including 4-2 in the postseason in his six seasons with the Jets. His first few years were filled with guarantees, bold statements and two consecutive trips to the AFC title game. But in the end, there were not enough wins to back up all the big talk.
Idzik lasted just two seasons after replacing the fired Mike Tannenbaum in 2013. He was heavily criticized this year for questionable personnel decisions in the NFL draft and free agency.