According to the report, Ryan could possibly interview for an analyst role with the network.
Ryan was fired along with general manager John Idzik on Monday after New York went 4-12 this season. Ryan has said that he will not coach as a defensive coordinator next season.
SI.com’s Richard Deitsch reported last month that Ryan would be in high demand for a television job should he be let go from the Jets.
"I think he would be successful whether it is in studio or doing games. When I close my eyes and listen to him I hear a little bit of John Madden in him," ESPN senior coordinating producer Seth Markman told Deitsch. "There is going to be a lot of interest in Rex if that is what he wants to do."
The 52-year-old Ryan had a 46-50 record in six seasons with the Jets, with two playoff appearances. His defenses ranked in the top 15 each season.
- Scooby Axson