‘Black Monday’ for NFL coaches begins as Ryan is fired and Harbaugh leaves job

  • Jets head coach follows 49ers’ Jim Harbaugh out of a job
  • NY owner Woody Johnson begins ‘search for football leadership’

The New York Jets fired their head coach, Rex Ryan, on Monday. The decision was expected after the team finished the NFL regular season with a 4-12 record, though they won their last game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Ryan follows Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers in leaving his role on what has become known as Black Monday for NFL coaches and general managers. Harbaugh and the 49ers agreed to part company on Sunday, at the conclusion of an 8-8 season which saw San Francisco miss the playoffs.

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