Fired Jets Coach, Rex Ryan, to Interview for 49ers Head Coach Job

Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets looks on in the third quarter as the Jets met the Miami Dolphins in a game at Sun Life Stadium on December 28, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images North America)
Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets looks on in the third quarter as the Jets met the Miami Dolphins in a game at Sun Life Stadium on December 28, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images North America)

Things just got a little more interesting. New York Jets beat writer Brian Costello is reporting the San Francisco 49ers are scheduled to interview former Jets head coach Rex Ryan for their head coach position. He did not say when, but with the Jets not in the playoffs, Ryan is free to interview whenever and wherever he wants.

Ryan was fired by the Jets after a 4-12 season that capped a 46-50 career record with the Jets. In 2009 and 2010, he guided the Jets to the AFC Championship Game. Prior to his time with the Jets, Ryan served in multiple defensive assistant positions with the Baltimore Ravens from 1999 to 2008. He served as defensive line coach, then defensive coordinator. Prior to that he mostly served as a college assistant, with one year as an Arizona Cardinals assistant mixed in.

If we are just talking about personality, Rex Ryan would certainly be quite the replacement for Jim Harbaugh. Of course, coaching is the important thing, and it has been up and down during his time in New York.

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SOURCE: SB Nation
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