There was a little while there that we were afraid that we might have to go a full season without Rex Ryan on the sidelines, or, even worse, that his personality might be awkwardly forced into a terrible network pregame show. But our two weeks of worrying is over! The Buffalo Bills have made Rex Ryan their next head coach with a reported five-year deal worth $27.5 million.
So not only did Rex not leave coaching for even a year, he’s not even departing the AFC East. Of course, with the Jets reported interest in Doug Marrone, it’s possible the Jets and the Bills could effectively swap coaches.
While we’re thrilled not to have to go a season without Rex Ryan, it would have been nice for him to land at a team that actually had something approaching a decent quarterback situation. Obviously, Buffalo will be in the market for a passer this off-season, and that could mean one of several mediocre veterans being paired with Rex, including Jay Cutler or, yes, even possibly Mark Sanchez. Rex Ryan and Marc Trestman had been rumored to be interested in getting together, but Adam Schefter is reporting that Rex will bring on former 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman.