New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan was on the hot seat at the beginning of the season. He was able to lead the Jets to an 8-8 record this season, with a rookie quarterback, Geno Smith, running the show and an offense without a lot of fire power. The team was expected to be at the bottom of the league at the start of the year, but Ryan was able to lead the troops to a solid record and was battling for a playoff spot in the final weeks of the season.
Ryan has been awarded his effort with a multi-year contract extension today, per Adam Schefter. He has coached the Jets since 2009 and had a lot of early success with the team. He went to the playoffs in his first two seasons and went to the AFC Championship game in both of those seasons.
His teams have not done as well in the last 3 seasons though. He has not finished with a record over .500 in the last 3 seasons and the quarterback play on the roster has been a rollercoaster.
Ryan still has a lot of work to get done in the coming season, but he is respected around the league for the work that he has been able to accomplish with the roster that he was given. The team will always be fighting with Ryan as the head coach.