It is Black Monday, which means NFL coaches are bound to get fired — Coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik from the New York Jets were already let go early in the morning.
After spending two season together, Rex Ryan and John Idzik have been fired. Find out what NY Jets owner Woody Johnson has to say about their departure.
Rex Ryan Fired — New York Jets Fires Coach & General Manager John Idik
After his team stumbled to 4-12, its worst record since 2007, owner Woody Johnson made the decision to let go of John and Rex.
“After extensive thought and reflection about the current state of our football team, this morning I informed Rex Ryan and John Idzik that they will not be returning for the 2015 season. Both Rex and John made significant contributions to the team, and they have my appreciation and gratitude for their efforts and commitment. Over the years, Rex brought the Jets a bold confidence and a couple of great post-season runs, which all of us will remember,” Woody said in a statement.
What The Future Holds Of The Jets
Woody hasn’t hired a coach-general manager tandem since 2001.
He said in his statement, “I am beginning our search for new football leadership, effective immediately, with guidance and support from respected football experts, including Charley Casserly and Ron Wolf, two Super Bowl winners with decades of valuable experience. We will consider all options to improve the Jets. Getting the Jets back on track is my top priority, and today’s decisions are important steps towards achieving our goals.”
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— Shira Benozilio