Rex Ryan's long, weird relationship with the Patriots
Regardless of where Rex Ryan lands next, it’s safe to say his relationship with the Patriots will never be the same.
Even if the 54-year-old lands another head coaching job, it won’t be in the AFC East, where he’s coached against Bill Belichick twice a season for the last eight seasons.
Maybe he’ll work in TV or maybe he’ll see the Pats once a season (if that) while coaching elsewhere. Whatever he does, the Patriots almost certainly won’t be as big a part of his life.
Here’s a look at Ryan’s long and weird back-and-forth with the Patriots over the years.