The New York Jets Have Fired Their Head Coach & GM The Source December 29, 2014 Source Sports | News, Highlights and Interviews, Source Sports | Sports News The end of a (short-lived) era Rex Ryan was the coach that never gave a f*ck, even when critics implored him to, and today he may very well be paying for it. ESPN reports confirm that along with John Idzik, who has only been the Jets’ general manager for two seasons, Rex Ryan has been fired as the Jets head coach. Ryan, a defensive specialist, coached the Jets to two consecutive AFC Championship games before Mark Sanchez was booed out of New York, and has tried to make the best of a very, very green–no pun intended–Geno Smith. Many believe that Rex Ryan was not the problem, but rather the ineffective offense put together by John Idzik, but regardless, Ryan will be looking for a job, and the Jets will be looking for a new coach, beginning today. Thus far, there is a pretty wide selection of candidates that analysts have chosen to be the Jets’ next head coach, including revered two-time Superbowl winner Mike Shanahan, and current New England Patriots offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels. We should know more in the coming days, as Jets owner Woody Johnson will more than likely be working diligently to revamp his front office.