Jets owner Woody Johnson announced as much Sunday after his team’s 20-7 victory over Miami.
“We’re going to keep Rex Ryan, and he’s going to be our coach next year,” Johnson told reporters after the game. “I couldn’t be any prouder of this team.”
Ryan, dogged all season by rumors he would be fired, coached his team to an 8-8 record with up-and-down rookie Geno Smith at quarterback.
“To finish the way we did, in our estimation, a playoff-type atmosphere for us, guys responded,” Jets General Manager John Idzik said. “Suffice it to say we’re very happy with Rex as our coach.”
Next season will be Ryan’s sixth as Jets coach.