Fired by the Buffalo Bills late last season, Rex Ryan may have just found a new career. The long-time NFL head coach has reportedly signed on to join ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown” on a multi-year contract.
“The Daily News has learned that ESPN has signed Rex Ryan to a multi-year deal to be on Sunday NFL Countdown,” Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News reported Friday.
Ryan appeared on the show during Super Bowl week this past February and surely has the personality to be a hit in front of the television.
The former Jets and Bills head coach was fired at the tail end of the 2016 season by Buffalo after leading the team to a 7-8 record. That came on the heels of Ryan posting an 8-8 record in his first season with the team back in 2015. Prior to that, he spent six years as the Jets’ head coach, leading the team to two appearances in the AFC Championship game in the process.
In no way does this mean it’s the end of Ryan’s coaching career. But he surely found an opportunity to keep his name in the press, one that Ryan himself is likely to seize.