Former Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan Has Landed A New Job
It looks like his tryout with ESPN during the Super Bowl worked out well for Rex Ryan. After parting ways with the Bills it was rumored that Ryan would be looking for a seat on a broadcast team and with his appearance on NFL Countdown during the Super Bowl broadcast it only fueled the rumors even more. It looks like all the rumors were true because Rex Ryan has landed a seat on a broadcast team.
Rex Ryan will be joining the Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN as an analyst beginning this September and will also be contributing to SportsCenter, ESPN Radio and other ESPN platforms. If there is one thing that can't be denied, it's Rex's colorful personality. Even though he couldn't coach the Bills to playoffs, he always found a way to entertain during his press conferences.
"This is going to be a new experience for me and I am really excited about it. I've been a coach for 30 years and I've been around football my entire life. I'm passionate about the game -- just like the fans are, and I've coached in the league for a long time, so that's the perspective I will bring to ESPN. I'm just going to show up and be myself and have fun with it," Ryan said in a statement on ESPN.com.
Seth Markman, the senior coordinating producer for ESPN's NFL studio shows, also thinks Rex's personality is one of the reasons that he will be a great addition to the Sunday NFL Countdown team. Seth said this is a statement,
"Rex is authentic -- what you see is what you get, and that will be great for our viewers on Sunday NFL Countdown. We also look forward to the insight and perspective he will bring to the show as an NFL coach who has worked in the league for two decades".
While Rex will become a regular on the Sunday NFL Countdown beginning in September he will start his gig as a full-time ESPN analyst as early as this week. Look for his debut appearance this Saturday, he will be in the booth for the Florida State spring game which airs at 3pm on ESPN.