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Rex Ryan: Jets' decisions are a 'group effort'

Jets coach Rex Ryan

Jets coach Rex Ryan Credit: Jets coach Rex Ryan (James Escher)

The Jets don’t know who their starting quarterback will be come Week 1, but head coach Rex Ryan said yesterday that when the time comes to make a decision, he’s comfortable giving a say to new general manager John Idzik.

“Ever since I’ve been here, this is my fifth year here, not one decision has ever been made by one man,” Ryan told reporters at the team’s training camp facility at SUNY Cortland. “Not one decision and that’s whether it’s who’s up, who is active, who’s going to be the starter at this and this, who we draft. It’s always a group effort on what is best for this team.”

Ryan has two years remaining on his contract with the Jets, but is under pressure to help the team improve from its 6-10 record from last season.

Ryan said receiving input from the team’s front office is not a unique occurrence throughout the NFL.

“There’s a lot of teams in this league where the head coach does not have the final say on who makes the 53-man roster,” Ryan said.

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