Once thought as the man to save the franchise, it may be time for the New York Jets to consider firing head coach Rex Ryan following another disappointing season in which he failed to guarantee on yet another Super Bowl victory. Now, his first big signing when he joined the Jets has been granted permission to seek a trade.
Bart Scott, who Ryan personally vouched for as the one defensive player who could help the Jets get to the Super Bowl, has now been given permission to look for a team willing to deal for him, although that could be made difficult considering how much guaranteed money he has remaining on his contract.
When Ryan was named head coach of the Jets back prior to the 2009 season, he convinced the team to sign Scott to a six year deal worth $48 million. Scott did restructure his contract last season to help the Jets with salary cap issues, but he still has a lot of guaranteed money remaining on what he is owed. And considering the fact that he was removed on many third downs last season because the team felt he was not in good enough shape to remain on the field, moving him will be as challenging of a task as it has been to shut the loud mouth of the team’s head coach.
That brings up the following question.
If the Jets fail to deliver once again, is it time for New York to fire Ryan?