Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan and general manager Doug Whaley have just one year to improve the team, according to The Buffalo News.
Vic Carucci reports Bills owner Terry Pegula held a meeting with Ryan and Whaley last week, in which Pegula demanded they get the team to the postseason in 2016, or lose their jobs as a result.
The Bills went 8–8 in Ryan’s first season as head coach and missed the playoffs for the 16th consecutive season, which is the longest such streak in American professional sports.
Pegula issued a statement through the team last week, expressing his belief in Ryan and Whaley to achieve greater successes next season.
“Our management team and coaching staff are very capable and work well together,” Pegula wrote. “This stable foundation is necessary to achieve long-term success in the NFL.”
Ryan has four years left on his contract, while Whaley has one.
- Jeremy Woo