Rex Ryan hopes the Jets lose out on one of their key free agents

'I hope he goes somewhere else, I do,' Rex Ryan said of Ryan Fitzpatrick.

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Rex Ryan has a long history with the New York Jets. Ryan began his head coaching career with the Jets in 2009, helping the team make back-to-back AFC Conference title games.

The partnership eventually fell apart after the Jets’ 4-12 season in 2014, and Ryan landed with the Buffalo Bills. But now Ryan apparently is wishing ill will on his former club.

"I hope he goes somewhere else, I do," Ryan said, via ESPN, about Jets free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick last week at the owners meetings. "He’s tougher than hell. What’s lost in it is, he might have played poorly against us — it might have been a bad day (in Week 17) — but I think they won five straight with him and he was lighting it up, probably the most yards in the history of that franchise. We’ll see. Like I said, I hope they lose him."

Now this could be Ryan hoping his division rival losing a key member of its team. Or maybe Ryan is still holding a grudge after he was fired in 2014.Rex Ryan has a long history with the New York Jets. Ryan began his head coaching career with the Jets in 2009, helping the team make back-to-back AFC Conference title games.

The partnership eventually fell apart after the Jets’ 4-12 season in 2014, and Ryan landed with the Buffalo Bills. But now Ryan apparently is wishing ill will on his former club.

"I hope he goes somewhere else, I do," Ryan said, via ESPN, about Jets free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick last week at the owners meetings. "He’s tougher than hell. What’s lost in it is, he might have played poorly against us — it might have been a bad day (in Week 17) — but I think they won five straight with him and he was lighting it up, probably the most yards in the history of that franchise. We’ll see. Like I said, I hope they lose him."

Now this could be Ryan hoping his division rival losing a key member of its team. Or maybe Ryan is still holding a grudge after he was fired in 2014.