In a sense, the Jets have achieved what they wanted in 2012 as they have been among the NFL discussion week-to-week.
Unfortunately, the discussion has been negative, and has called Rex Ryan's coaching credibility into question.
The Jets' dysfunction goes above Ryan's pay grade, though, as general manager Mike Tannenbaum has failed to give the them a chance with this weak roster.
The worst part of the Jets' failures this season is that they invited the troubles in the front door with the contract extension of Mark Sanchez and the acquisition of Tim Tebow.
Hindsight has shown us that Ryan never intended on playing Tebow, which begs the question, why bring in Tebow to begin with?
With an overall record of 34-28 and two AFC championship appearances, Ryan certainly has earned another year.
Consecutive seasons without qualifying for the playoffs and offseason braggadocio may be the demise of Rex Ryan come Black Monday.
If Ryan is axed, expect other teams to inquire about his services.