When the New general manager is fired, I expect it to be someone who has faith in Rex. As John Madden said today, who else are you going to get that's better than Rex? I do think Rex's job is safe for next season regardless of who the next general manager. While he won't, if Bill Polian took the Jets job I am sure he would be the only guy who would have say over Rex.
Also as a note, the jets announced Rex Ryan and Woody Johnson will have season-ending press conferences next Tuesday at 11 Am. This does violate League policy, as you are supposed to have the within a week of your final game. It was also reported that the Jets coaches are on vacation until next Monday, which is why the press conference is Next tuesday. Will this be the time Sparano gets fired? Let's all pray it is.