Rex Ryan hasn’t made his desire to be back on an NFL sideline much of a secret.
How much does he want it? Enough to work for oft-maligned Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, apparently.
On Monday’s edition of “Get Up,” discussing the firing of coach Jay Gruden after an 0-5 start, Ryan quickly explained why Ohio State coach Ryan Day isn’t the right man for the job — “You can’t schedule wins!” — and gave a vote of confidence to Dwayne Haskins. The rookie quarterback was reportedly a draft pick engineered by Snyder over the wishes of Gruden and interim coach Bill Callahan.
Who would want to step in the middle of that tension-filled situation?
“Everybody,” Ryan, now an ESPN analyst, said. “I would take it. People are going to be lined up for this job. They absolutely will. And I think everybody’s wrong about this Haskins deal, because I think were going to find out about this kid.”
Ryan, the former Jets head coach who last ran an NFL team in 2016 — a 7-9 season with the Buffalo Bills — might not be on the Redskins’ wishlist yet, but he’s not afraid to make his pitch.