The New York Jets start the season 0-4 with an undesirable quarterback carousel that simply doesn't yield positive results. Incompletions. Interceptions. Embarrassment.
The media badgers Rex Ryan.
The Gang Green defense isn't what it once was.
By November, New York is 2-7, essentially out of playoff contention.
The media badgers Ryan more. He's fed up. Disgusted. So are the Jets fans and, most importantly, owner Woody Johnson.
At season's end, the Jets are 4-12, and have a top-five draft selection.
Rex Ryan, after two consecutive AFC title game berths gave way to three straight playoff-less seasons, is fired.
Just a hypothetical, people. A hypothetical.
If all that—or a similar catastrophe—occurs, who should the Jets hire as their next head coach?