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Is an extension really necessary? Dan Leberfeld

Rex Ryan has one year left on his contract.

It reportedly pays him $3 million.

Why can’t he just coach under that deal?

This isn’t college football where one-year deals for the head coach hurt recruiting.

To me, in pro sports, one-year contracts aren’t such a negative.

And that applies to players and coaches.

Why not dangle the carrot? Keep the motivation high.

Look at how well a player like Willie Colon played under a one-year deal.

Look at Calvin Pace.

When you are playing or coaching for that next contract, it raises the motivational bar.

There is nothing wrong with Ryan coaching under a one-year deal in 2014.