Rex Ryan is off the hot seat, at least for another year. Jets owner Woody Johnson announced today that general manager Mike Tennenbaum would not be back with the team. Johnson released the following statement,
"Mike devoted 15 years of service to the Jets, and I want to thank him for his hard work and dedication. Although he helped guide us to two consecutive AFC Championship games, we are not where we want to be, and a new General Manager will be critical to getting this team back on the right track."
Along with the announcement, Woody Johnson went on to give his head coach a vote of confidence, indicating that the new GM would not be firing Rex Ryan in favor of another candidate.
"Rex Ryan will remain the Head Coach of our football team. I believe that he has the passion, the talent, and the drive to successfully lead our team."
The peculiar way this situation has been handled raises more questions in the Jets organization than it actually answe...