The Jets may not employ Rex Ryan any longer, but it looks like they’re going to be seeing plenty of him in 2015 anyway.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that there are still details to be ironed out, but that Ryan is expected to be hired as the new head coach of the Buffalo Bills. Ryan reportedly interviewed with the Bills for a second time on Saturday and it seems that the talks have gone well enough for Ryan to land on his feet after being canned by the Jets without leaving the AFC East.
Good thing the Bills got practice carrying a coach off the field this season.
Ryan will be taking over a team whose major weakness is the same one that sank him with the Jets. The Bills benched EJ Manuel early in the season so they could go with the now-retired Kyle Orton, leaving them without any better answer at quarterback than Ryan had with Mark Sanchez or Geno Smith during his Jets tenure.
Ryan couldn’t develop either of those quarterbacks and he’ll need to correct that failing to succeed in Buffalo. He’ll do it with a very good defense at his disposal and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that former Bears coach Marc Trestman could be his choice to build the offense that Ryan never could while he was with the Jets.