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Mehta double down Dan Leberfeld

Manish Mehta created a stir last week at Jets camp, and nationally, when he reported that Rex Ryan wouldn’t mind getting fired (which means he would still get paid), if the Jets didn’t fix the team’s offensive and personnel issues.

Rex said the story was untrue.

In today’s Daily News, Mehta doubled down.

“For a couple weeks, Ryan had told people around him that he would be better off getting fired if sufficient changes on offense weren’t on the horizon,” Mehta wrote. “He hadn’t heard from Johnson in a while. He was confused, afraid of the unknown. His mind was racing. He wasn’t joking.

“Perhaps a pink slip — worth more than $6 million — wouldn’t be so bad. Ryan had also thought about getting a television job if things didn’t work out with the Jets.”