The Buffalo Bills have made Ryan their new coach, the team announced Monday. There will be an introductory press conference on Wednesday.
"Rex brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the position that we feel will be a tremendous benefit to our players and the entire Bills organization," owner Terry Pegula wrote in a statement. "... We look forward to his leadership and expertise in directing our team to the playoffs and bringing a championship to Buffalo for our fans."
In Buffalo, Ryan will lead an already dominant defense, with pass rushers that will mesh well with his style. However, questions at quarterback persist, which is what sank him during his tenure with the New York Jets.
NFL Media's Kimberly Jones reports that the proposed deal is for five years. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport added that the yearly value is worth just north of $5 million.
Jones reported that Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman is expected to join Ryan in the same position.
The biggest question for Ryan will now be the quarterback situation.
Who Ryan brings in at offensive coordinator will be key to watch. Rapoport reported that Ryan's top pick for the spot would be Niners offensive coordinator Greg Roman.
Ryan's marriage with Buffalo seems odd, given what he's went through the last few years in New York.
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