Ravens' Ryan Hired as Jets' Coach
The New York Jets have hired Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan as their coach, an NFL source said.
The move had been expected after the Ravens lost Sunday's AFC title game in Pittsburgh.
Ryan agreed to a four-year contract worth close to $12 million, said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced.
The agreement likely will be announced today and Ryan is to be formally introduced at a news conference Wednesday.
He succeeds Eric Mangini, who was fired after a season in which the Jets went 9-7 and unraveled late to miss the playoffs.
It's unclear if Brian Schottenheimer will be retained as the Jets' offensive coordinator. He also was a head coaching candidate and might have been the team's choice if the Ravens had won Sunday to reach the Super Bowl, which would have kept the Jets from being able to hire Ryan for another two weeks.
Ryan will have to wait and see if his new quarterback, Brett Favre, retires or decides to play another season.
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