All New York Jets fans should ignore anything that comes out of the mouth of Rex Ryan. Here are all the details and why that’s the case.
Former New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan made some headlines this week with a quarterback hot take.
Since being fired by the Buffalo Bills back in 2016, Ryan has made his paychecks as an analyst for ESPN.
To be a successful analyst you often have to spit out opinions, whether smart or dumb. His most recent take embraces the latter.
“Greeny, I hate to say it: Daniel Jones is the best quarterback in New York,” Ryan said to host Mike Greenberg, a big Jets fan on ESPN’s Get Up!
Ryan made this claim just one game into the ‘Daniel Jones’ era that officially kicked off in Week 3 on the road vs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Admittingly Jones had quite the impressive debut accounting for 336 passing yards and four total
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touchdowns. The New York Giants won 32-31, but we’re talking about a single game.
Rex Ryan would go on to same Daniel Jones has ‘much better fundamentals’ than Sam Darnold and that DJ has ‘the makings of a superstar.’
Daniel Jones has played a single contest. While Darnold has played in 14 career games.
Daniel’s first game rivals the best game of Darnold’s career thus far albeit both are small sample sizes.
On one hand, Rex Ryan could be right, maybe Daniel Jones will eventually be a better quarterback in the long term compared to Darnold, time will ultimately tell.
But before you make any decision, consider this, Rex Ryan has a pretty sketchy track record as it pertains to evaluating quarterbacks.
This is the same guy who felt so confident about Mark Sanchez that he got him tattooed on his body. He brought in the Tim Tebow circus and thought it would be a legitimate piece on the offense.
If that wasn’t bad enough, what about the Geno Smith show? Or Rex’s decision to place Mark Sanchez into a meaningless preseason game that ended his green and white career.
So long story short New York Jets fans, Rex Ryan should be the last person on planet earth that you should listen to when it comes to quarterback chatter.