Now that the Ravens are done in the NFL playoffs, it means that defensive coordinator Rex Ryan is a free man to talk to teams that have an interest in him. It seems that interest has landed him a head coaching position. Multiple reports are stating that Ryan has agreed to a four-year deal to be the next head coach of the New York Jets, and that a formal announcement will take place later today.
Ryan had spoken to the Jets twice, and it became apparent that he was the front runner after other teams started filling positions over the last two weeks. “He should have an opportunity to be a head coach soon,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said, “and he’s deserving of it.”
Rex is the son of former NFL coach Buddy Ryan, and the twin brother of Rob Ryan, who just took over the defensive coordinator spot with Cleveland. Ryan also spoke to the Rams about their coaching job, but that position went to Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo on Saturday.