Rex Ryan said he expects to coach the New York Jets next season because, well, that is what his contract with the team stipulates.
Following a 20-7 win at Miami that bumped the Dolphins from the AFC wild-card spot and capped an 8-8 season, there were positive signs for Ryan that management will have him back in 2014.
"Great end to the season. Looking forward to more success with this guy," owner Woody Johnson posted via Instagram with a picture of a smiling Ryan.
Speculation mounted in recent weeks that first-year general manager John Idzik might prefer to hire his own coach. Idzik inherited Ryan.
On Sunday, NFL Network reported Ryan could be safe is he's willing to "make changes to his coachiing staff."