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Did Rex Ryan suggest he will make coaching return to NFL in 2019?

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Did Rex Ryan suggest that he will be making his coaching return to the NFL in 2019?

Ryan is now an ESPN analyst after being fired by the Buffalo Bills late in the 2016 season. During ESPN’s “Get Up” on Monday morning, Ryan was providing some analysis and criticism of the New England Patriots’ defense on the final play against the Miami Dolphins.

Ryan said that if any coach other than Bill Belichick had committed the mistake of putting a tight end like Rob Gronkowski out there and playing for a Hail Mary, that coach would be crucified. He also said he didn’t worry about giving such tough criticism, noting that he’ll return to football next year.

“Guess what,” Ryan said. “You know what? I’ll probably get back into football next year, and I don’t care if I make everybody mad at me or whatever. I could care less.”

Was Ryan making just a simple off-handed remark, or was he tipping his hand about his plans? We will see. Ryan has not been mentioned in connection with any jobs since his firing by the Bills, though he and his brother have made some headlines.


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