Back in January, Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News reported that Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula told Rex Ryan and GM Doug Whaley that they needed to make the playoffs in 2016 to retain their jobs. Pegula denied that he gave the duo an ultimatum and he seemed to back that up by extending Whaley's contract with Buffalo.
Ryan never really discussed the report, but Jenny Vrentas of MMQB asked Buffalo's head coach about his job security heading into 2016. He responded to Vrentas:
“The media looks at it [like], Well, we have to win this year,” Ryan said. “Or what? Oh, I am going to be fired? I don’t think so. I’m not going to worry about it, because we are going to win anyway. But it’s like, that is an ultimatum. No.”
Based on his response to Vrentas, Ryan doesn't sound like a coach who feels his job is on the line in 2016. That being said, the easiest way for Ryan to keep his job with Buffalo is to produce a winner and as Ryan stated, he plans on winning in 2016.null