Report: Rex Ryan’s extension not fully guaranteed past 2015


When reports of Rex Ryan’s multi-year extension with the Jets broke, there were few details about the structure of the deal.

Some details are starting to leak out and it seems there’s some conditions to the multi-year part of the new deal. Brian Costello of the New York Post reports that the deal is set up so that the Jets can opt out of it without much difficulty after the 2015 season.

Per Costello, Ryan’s salary is not fully guaranteed beyond that year which would lessen any buyout for the Jets if they decide to part ways with Ryan at that point. There’s no word on how much of the money is guaranteed or the total value of the deal at this point.

While it seemed Ryan lost the ability to bet on himself in 2014 in hopes of landing a bigger deal, this structure would just extend the time frame of the bet. Ryan won’t have to face the same speculation about his job status, but he still has some winning to do in the next two years to remain on the Jets sideline.

UPDATE 2:24 p.m. ET: The Jets have announced the extension, but no details beyond that.

30 responses to “Report: Rex Ryan’s extension not fully guaranteed past 2015

  1. …so that means, I have to hear this guy for possibly two more seasons? We have enough people in this league that crave attention already.

  2. Their GM did well with Dee Milliner (improved in later part of season) and Sheldon Richardson. Now he needs to draft some playmakers on offense because they are not going otherwise (specially since NE will win the division title).

  3. Jets better be looking to sign a RB, TE and WR, there is no depth and they also need O-line help.

    @ QB they have two options, who knows how that will work out.

  4. There ya go folks. A coach that doesn’t have a guaranteed contract just like his players. This will probably be a trend for the future of coaches from now on so the cheap owners/bad GM’s who make bad choices have a way out of the deal with a reduced penalty. Shall we call it the Chud effect???

  5. Some great coordinators just don’t make great head coaches. Dick LeBeau is a great example. He’ll be remembered as one of the greatest defensive coordinators ever, not a failed head coach who led the bengals to 4-9, 6-10, and a 2-14 season.

  6. I think stability is underrated in the NFL. With guys getting 1-3 seasons MAYBE to “turn it around”, I think something can be said about having the same guy in charge year after year. Coughlin comes to mind in NY, Lovie Smith built a year-after-year winner but could just never finish the deal in Chicago.

    Rex has shown the ability to get close, I really think it’s more of a talent issue than a “Rex is a bad coach” kind of thing. He seems to have toned it down a bit over the past few years. I don’t like the guy at all, but I really don’t think he’s what’s holding back the Jets.

  7. I love how Jets fans try to make excuses for his previous 5 years of inept coaching. His D is there, so I will give him that, but as far as the O…OMG.

    Oh but he took a team that was supposed to have 2 wins to a .500 team…ahhh, since when is that considered success? In NE (aka title town) we would view that a a MAJOR dissapointment.

    Try drafting a QB that is not a head case and can bring it each game.

    They get so amped to play the Pats every year, it becomes their superbowl and they fall completely flat the next game they play and cant score a TD. So predictable is hilarious.

    I will say they usually split with us and take a win, but this year Rexy had to try and tattle on us to the refs about pushing in the back on a field goal to get his win this year

  8. The new GM is doing a good job. Tannenbaum would have given Rex a huge raise and fully guaranteed it.

  9. As long as the GM allows the love fest to continue between Rex and Mark Sanchez this will continue to be a losing team.

  10. My company just signed me to a multi year extension also. Of course they could fire me tomorrow and owe me nothing. At least they made it look good for me.

  11. He should have gotten a game to game contract. An extension thru 2015? Nothing but a waste of money.

  12. Jets can get rid of Rex after next year and only owe him one year. Essentially Rex is in the same position he was in one year ago. Two years left on his contract but a bad year from being fired. The difference is 8-8 won’t get it done this time. Playoffs or bust.

  13. For those of you not paying attention (most of you), the Jets had pretty good running backs this year. They got over 1500 yards from Ivory and Powell and averaged just under 4.5 yds a carry with 11 runs over 20 yards. (Identical to Ridley and Blount at NE). Geno Smith nearly rushed for as many yards as Vereen and Boldin, so the running game matches up with Mighty NE.
    Jets actually outgained NE 2158-2086 in rushing.
    Jets also ran for 700 more yds than their opponent, while NE ran for 100 less.
    Powell also had 36 receptions, averaging 7.7 yds per catch. They can win 2 more games and make the playoffs with the guys they have. Goodson should also return from the the torn acl and could easily add another 50 catches out of the backfield.
    Does Rex need a stud receiver? Absolutely, another TE would help with Kerley and Nelson returning also.
    But, the RB’s are still better than most. The Numbers don’t lie, better than NE.

  14. Remember the “long-term extension” the Skins gave Donovan McNabb, announced with great fanfare?

  15. No one said it was long term, but why let the facts get in the way?
    McNabb- Rex Ryan. Great analogy.

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