Report: Former Jets coach Rex Ryan interviewing with ESPN
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