Former Jets’ Coach Rex Ryan on Redskins’ Job: “I Would Take It”

Rex Ryan in 2017. Photo by David Buchan/Variety/Shutterstock

Although Washington Redskins have been viewed as a dysfunctional organization lately, it seems like plenty of people would be interested in taking their head coaching position. The latest one to put his name into the sweepstakes is former New York Jets and Buffalo Bills HC Rex Ryan.

Ryan, who is currently working as an NFL analyst for ESPN, recently commented on Redskins’ job opening and said that he would be more than willing to take the challenge.

“Of course,” – said Ryan. “I would take it. . . . People are going to be lined up for this job.”

Ryan previously hasn’t been mentioned in the discussions for the head coaching position with the Washington Redskins. It is believed that the Kansas City Chiefs’ offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy is the frontrunner for the gig, with Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ OC Byron Leftwich being a close second. Other names in the mix include Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine and former Jets’ coach Todd Bowles.

It is unclear whether Rex Ryan has a shot to be Redskins’ next HC. Although Ryan enjoyed success early in his career, taking Jets to two consecutive AFC Championship Games in his first two seasons, his later work is not so remarkable. In the following four seasons with the Jets and two with the Buffalo Bills, he failed to reach the postseason. His head coaching record in the regular season is 61-66, while he is 4-2 in the postseason.