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While the writing has been on the wall for a while now, the New York Jets finally made it official.

Head coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik were let go by the team early Monday morning following a disappointing 4-12 season.



Jets owner Woody Johnson released a statement about the moves.

After extensive thought and reflection about the current state of our football team, this morning I informed Rex Ryan and John Idzik that they will not be returning for the 2015 season. Both Rex and John made significant contributions to the team, and they have my appreciation and gratitude for their efforts and commitment. Over the years, Rex brought the Jets a bold confidence and a couple of great post-season runs, which all of us will remember. I am beginning our search for new football leadership, effective immediately, with guidance and support from respected football experts, including Charley Casserly and Ron Wolf, two Super Bowl winners with decades of valuable experience. We will consider all options to improve the Jets. Getting the Jets back on track is my top priority, and today’s decisions are important steps towards achieving our goals.

Ryan's six year tenure with the Jets ends with a 50-52 overall record, including playoffs. He started off with as a loud and boisterous coach with plenty of bravado. Saying he wasn't here to "Kiss Belichicks rings" and taking the team to back to back AFC Championship games his first two years.

But after the initial success the Jets struggled. Failing to make the playoffs again before hitting rock bottom this year. The team was undermined by Gm John Idzik who failed to address the team needs adequately. Which in turn, cost Idzik his job as well.

The Jets head coaching search starts immediately with Charley Casserly and Ron Wolf heading up the search for the next head coach.

H/T Boston.com

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