Buffalo Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan has said he will stop coaching once his time is up in Buffalo.
Ryan announced the news to USA Today, confirming that whatever goals he has left to achieve in his coaching career before he retires, they will have to be achieved at the AFC East team.
He said: “This is definitely going to be it,” Ryan said. “This is my last stop in coaching, and then when my days are up, I’ll turn it over to the younger generation. I’m not going anywhere else.”
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Ryan still has lots of time on his hands still though before he could call it quits on coaching. The 52-year-old is 17 years younger than New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin, and he definitely has the ability to meet that age and still be in the league.
One of the goals I expect Ryan would like to achieve before he puts down his clipboard is winning another Super Bowl.
The Bills Head Coach has already one Super Bowl ring to his name from the 2000 season when he was a Defensive Line Coach with the Baltimore Ravens. Yet adding another one before he retires as a Head Coach I feel would be even more satisfying.
Can he achieve another? He currently is signed to a five-year contract with the Bills that will see him through until 2020. They have a lot of new talent on the roster including LeSean McCoy and Percy Harvin that can bring new fortunes to the franchise if utilised correctly.
One grey area is still the quarterback position. Whilst Tyrod Taylor has been confirmed as the Bills' starting quarterback, his lack of NFL starts will not give many Bills fans confidence that he can lead the team going forward. We'll have to wait until the early parts of the regular season to see if he can handle the pressure.