The New York Jets enter 2013 in a strange situation, one they haven't faced in awhile. New general manager John Idzik is in this for the long haul after being hired in January. However, fifth-year coach Rex Ryan's future isn't guaranteed beyond this season as owner Woody Johnson has indicated that Idzik has his permission to re-evaluate Ryan after the season.

And as we've seen, new GMs often want to bring in their own guy, even if it doesn't happen until a year after they were hired (see the Chicago Bears' dismissal of Lovie Smith).

It won't be easy for Ryan to have a successful 2013 considering the personnel on hand. The talent base has eroded since the back-to-back AFC title game appearances in 2009 and 2010. The Jets' horrible salary-cap situation means they won't be able to quickly upgrade the talent base.