Rex Ryan will return as New York Jets head coach, but he will be reporting to a new boss.
The Jets announced Monday morning that general manager Mike Tannenbaum was fired following a 6-10 season mired in controversy.
"Starting immediately, we will conduct a search for a new general manager," Jets owner Woody Johnson said in a team-released statement. "I've consulted with a number of football executives and have engaged the services of Korn/Ferry International, the same search firm that conducted the NFL Commissioner search in 2006.
"Our process with Korn/Ferry will be led by Jed Hughes, who heads their sports practice and previously led the general manager search for the Seattle Seahawks among others. When we have updates on this process, we will provide them to our fans and the media."
Johnson offered an endorsement of Ryan despite his team becoming the first in NFL history to miss the playoffs for two consecutive seasons following two straight appearances in conference champio...