There was little doubt about Rex Ryan’s next career move when the NFL coach-hiring cycle passed without him getting a job, and now the expected has come to fruition.
Ryan has signed on as an analyst for ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown,” the New York Daily News reported Friday. The full-time gig comes on the heels of Ryan doing a guest spot on the show for its Super Bowl 51 edition last month.
“Rex is a great personality and has a unique perspective,” ESPN senior coordinating producer Seth Markman told SportsBusiness Journal at the time. “He knows the Patriots really well. He’s raring to go.”
Now Ryan will have the opportunity to share his insights into every team in the NFL, and that could make for decent entertainment.
The 54-year-old has spent the past eight seasons as a head coach in the league with the Jets and Bills after serving as an NFL assistant for a decade before that.
The Daily News reports Ryan is getting a multi-year deal with ESPN, so Cheap High Quality NFL Jerseys we’ll see if he ever finds himself back on a sideline.
“But guess what: It’s 2017. You’ve got to start appealing to what appeals to the next generation. So what is viewed as, ‘This is how you’re supposed to play’?”
Leiter’s point holds water. While high school baseball participation rates have steadily been rising and the sport is raking in more money than ever at the major league level, maybe Americans should look to other countries — say, the Dominican Republic — as an example of what’s appealing to the next generation.