Watch: Rex Ryan was crying talking about Anthony Lynn
Rex Ryan is known for being a fun-loving guy who tries to keep things loose while working as an NFL analyst for ESPN, but we saw a different side of the former coach on Sunday.
ESPN aired a special about the work Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn recently did helping to build a school for children in Tanzania, and Ryan was overcome with emotion while discussing how proud he is of Lynn. Lynn was an assistant coach under Ryan when Ryan was the head coach of both the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills.
Rex Ryan got emotional talking about how proud he is of his friend and former assistant coach, Anthony Lynn. pic.twitter.com/MtJv4dxyrN
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) December 1, 2019
Ryan was unable to fight back tears, which led to “Sunday NFL Countdown” host Samantha Ponder also getting choked up.
That is certainly a different Rex from the one we recently saw showing off the ridiculous tattoo of his wife, but that just shows you how much his relationship with Lynn means to him.