Rex Ryan will coach Jets in 2014

Rex Ryan is staying in New York.

Jets owner Woody Johnson told reporters Sunday that Ryan would be back for the 2014 season after New York’s 20-7 win over the Miami Dolphins, the team’s website confirmed.

“We’re going to keep Rex Ryan and he’s going to be our coach next year,” Johnson said via multiple reporters. “I couldn’t be any prouder of this team.”

It’s a major victory for Ryan, who coached the Jets to an 8-8 finish amid constant speculation about his job status. Ryan has one year remaining on his current contract.

Ryan, in his fifth season, did some of his best work running New York’s defense and making the most of an offense led by rookie quarterback Geno Smith. A youthful defensive line led by Muhammad Wilkerson and rookie Sheldon Richardson will be difficult to handle for years to come. Rex will continue to be the coach guiding them.

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