- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Former New York Jets and Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan subtly threw his hat in the ring for the Washington Redskins’ vacant head coaching position.

Now a football analyst for ESPN, when Ryan was asked on “Get Up!” who would want to accept the job, he said, “Of course, everybody. I would take it.”

“Here’s the deal: People are gonna be lined up for this job,” Ryan continued. “They absolutely will.”

So far, nobody else is in line with Ryan. A report said Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley, annually brought up as a good NFL coaching candidate, is not interested in the Redskins.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was asked about the vacancy and deflected the question.

“I’m the head coach of a 1-4 football team that’s going on the road to play a Hall of Fame quarterback with a third-string quarterback. Do you think I’m worried about anything other than that?” Tomlin said.

Ryan does have a connection to Washington, though. His twin brother, Rob Ryan, is working his first season as the team’s inside linebackers coach.

He has an all-time record of 61-66 across six season with New York and two with Buffalo.

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