FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Rex Ryan expects Brian Schottenheimer to be back with the New York Jets next season unless the embattled offensive coordinator gets a head coaching job elsewhere.

Ryan says Friday that he puts Schottenheimer's return at "probably 50-50" because he believes there will be opportunities for the assistant to get a top job in the offseason. Schottenheimer has turned down a few interview opportunities in previous years to remain with the Jets.

But with increasing criticism of the offense and Schottenheimer's play calling, he could potentially look elsewhere. Many fans and media members have insisted that the Jets need to make a change with the Jets ranking 27th in overall offense. Schottenheimer said Thursday that he would like to remain with the Jets, but understands the nature of the business.