Rex Ryan Signs Deal With ESPN

Rex Ryan says he still has interest in coaching, but he won’t be on the sidelines in 2017. The former Jets and Bills head coach has signed a multi-year deal to be on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Rex Ryan (vertical)

Ryan first auditioned for the gig when he served as a guest analyst on Super Bowl Sunday. As one of the most colorful personalities in the game, he was a natural fit for the job. In January, even as Ryan said that he still had an itch to coach, he admitted that he had interest in a broadcasting career.

The one thing about (being on TV) is that you don’t lose,” Ryan said. “You’ll remember every damn loss. But the wins? You don’t necessarily remember. So, it takes a lot out of you. I’m tired of getting f—ked. Unless it’s a real situation, there’s no sense of getting into it again.

In that January interview, Ryan said he is interested “at all” in a defensive coordinator job “at this time.” Of course, after washing out in Buffalo, he wasn’t a viable candidate for any NFL head coaching position. Interestingly, he did not rule out returning to the Jets someday in some capacity.

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4 comments on “Rex Ryan Signs Deal With ESPN

  1. TJECK109

    I wasn’t hired as to be an NFL analyst; not sure he is qualified. Maybe he can be the head coach hot seat guru. And how to get a job in the NFL by simply having the right last name.

  2. Rian

    Agreed. I dropped ESPN channels from Sling. Just watch NFL network, or should I say the commercial network cuz there is more commercials than broadcast. Anyway, espn is garbage.

  3. fisher40

    I won’t be watching ESPN anymore. FOX all the way. Let’s get rid of Berman and get this nimrod. Only at the Mothership

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