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Report: Rex Ryan fired by New York Jets

After the Jets went through one of the most successful periods in franchise history, they've decided to fire Rex Ryan.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Rex Ryan era in New York has finally come to an end. Following a four-win season that culminated with a win at Miami in Week 17, Ryan was fired by the Jets on Black Monday, according to multiple media reports.

Ryan's six-year run included a pair of AFC Championship appearances, a Super Bowl guarantee, constant quarterback changes and a lot of attention paid to one of the NFL's traditional bottom-feeders.

Hired to replace Eric Mangini in 2009, Ryan helped guide New York to the postseason. Despite being a wild card team, the Jets won a pair of road games and advanced to the AFC Championship, where they lost to Peyton Manning's Colts.

The following season saw New York finish with an 11-5 record and made the playoffs as a wild card. The Jets again went on the road and notched two wins before coming up short in the AFC Championship against the Steelers.

The Jets regressed in 2011, finishing 8-8 and missing the playoffs. That proved to be a sign of things to come. New York regressed even further in 2012, finishing 6-10.

In 2013, the Jets finished 8-8 and ended the season on a winning streak, but flamed out in 2014 as the team went on an eight-game losing streak after winning in Week 1. New York capped the season with a 37-24 win against Miami in Week 17, ending the year 4-12, but it wasn't enough to save Ryan's job.