clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Rex Ryan offered Dolphins defensive coordinator position? Not really

New, comments

A report indicated the Miami Dolphins have offered their defensive coordinator position to Rex Ryan. Another says that is completely false.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

This morning, the National Football Post reported that the Miami Dolphins have offered former New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan their defensive coordinator position. The report indicated the offer was a multi-year contract worth $8-million.

Immediately after that report was published, the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero made a report of his own, indicating the National Football Post was incorrect. According to Salguero, who uses a "high-ranking club source," the Dolphins have not offered Rex Ryan a job.

Ryan is expected to interview with the Atlanta Falcons and the San Francisco 49ers for their vacant head coaching positions.

Salguero goes on to state that Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin is still "mulling the future of defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle" and that there has been no contact between Philbin and Ryan, or any other potential replacement.

Ryan has repeatedly stated that he is interested in being a head coach again next year, not an assistant. He will likely move to a analyst position on television if he does not find a head coaching job this year, having already met with ESPN according to Salguero, before return to coaching in 2016.

UPDATE: The South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Omar Kelly is now also reporting the Dolphins have not spoken to or offered the defensive coordinator position to Rex Ryan.