FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Rex Ryan is “comfortable” with his current contract, although the New York Jets coach and general manager John Idzik would not address questions about whether an extension is in the works.
Ryan, who has one year left on his deal, was retained for next season after his job appeared in jeopardy after finishing 8-8 and missing the playoffs for the third straight year. It had been speculated that Idzik could want to hire a coach of his choice this offseason, but the two presented a unified front Tuesday at a news conference to wrap up the season.
The two would not commit to Geno Smith as the starter heading into next season, but are encouraged by his strong finish.
They plan to meet this week to discuss Ryan’s coaching staff.
Source: Associated Press