Buffalo Bills fire Rex Ryan, Rob Ryan before game at Jets
Ex-Jets coach Rex Ryan didn’t make it through two full seasons in Buffalo.
The Bills on Tuesday announced they fired Ryan and his twin brother, Rob Ryan, a chief defensive assistant on his staff.
Anthony Lynn, the Bills’ offensive coordinator, will be their interim coach for Sunday’s season finale at the Jets.
Lynn previously served as the Jets’ running backs coach under Ryan, whom the Jets fired after the 2014 season.
Ryan, 54, reached the AFC Championship Game in 2009 and 2010, his first two seasons with the Jets. But it’s been downhill for him since. He last made the playoffs in 2010, so this season was his sixth straight year out of the playoffs.
From 2011-16, these are Ryan’s yearly win-loss records: 8-8, 6-10, 8-8, 4-12, 8-8 (in his debut season with the Bills), and 7-8 so far this year.
The 2016 Jets are 4-11, and one of their wins was at Buffalo in Week 2. The Jets have been mostly a mess ever since, so coach Todd Bowles also might get fired after just two seasons on the job.
Ryan’s next stop almost certainly will be as a well-paid television analyst, since he’s not going to get hired as an NFL head coach next season — or ever again.