Here's why Rex Ryan is wearing a Chargers shirt at the Daytona 500
For the first time since 1998, Rex Ryan is without a job in the NFL. Every head coaching vacancy has been filled for weeks, there are no openings for defensive coordinators, and it appears likely that he’ll spend the 2017 season watching from the sidelines rather than coaching from one.
As a result, he’s spending his first free offseason by making the rounds in other sports. After visiting the Yankees’ spring training facility, Ryan showed up at Sunday’s Daytona 500. His attire was, well, interesting.
Why exactly would Ryan be wearing a Chargers polo? One theory would suggest it’s a sign of things to come with him possibly joining their coaching staff. Only, their staff has supposedly been finalized, throwing a wrench in that speculation.
The more likely theory is that new Chargers head coach and former Bills offensive coordinator, Anthony Lynn, gave Ryan the shirt to wear. That’s what ESPN’s Mike Rodak is reporting.
Ryan seems to be enjoying his offseason, which is likely to be his first without the NFL.