Rex Ryan Will Play Patriots Fan in Upcoming Adam Sandler Movie
Jets head coach Rex Ryan will play the role of a Patriots fan in an upcoming Adam Sandler movie due out next summer, the actor/producer/comedian revealed on the Rich Eisen Podcast Thursday. Sandler, who is a Jets fan, says he wrote the role before deciding to cast Ryan for the part.
“He’s my lawyer,” Sandler told Eisen. “My character [in the movie] is kind of a dirtbag guy and he’s in trouble. Rex is an inexpensive lawyer in town. He takes care of me. He’s also a mammoth Patriots fan in the movie.”
Rex Ryan playing an inexpensive lawyer? The role seems to suit him.
Ryan apparently does something that might make Jets fans cringe — he praises Brady and Belichick in the movie. Praising Belichick, whom he’s called the best coach in football, is nothing new. But being complimentary of Brady, whom he’s knocked in the past, is stranger.
Sandler also denied that he had a role in Nnamdi Asomugha’s decision not to sign with the Jets saying “I don’t think I would have been the go-to guy for that.” A report said that Rex Ryan had Sandler call Nnamdi to convince him to sign in New York during free agency. Now that we know Sandler and Rex are chummy, it’s easy to believe the report.
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