Bills owner Terry Pegula released the following statement regarding their decision to fire Rex Ryan on Tuesday.
“I spoke with Rex earlier today and we mutually agreed that the time to part ways is now. These decisions are never easy. I want to take this opportunity to thank Rex for all his efforts and wish him all the best moving forward.”
“Kim and I and our entire Bills organization share in the same disappointment and frustration as our fans, but we remain committed to our goal of bringing a championship to Western New York.”
“Anthony Lynn will serve as our interim head coach to lead us through the Jets game.”
The Buffalo Bills announced Monday that they’ve fired HC Rex Ryan and promoted Anthony Lynn to interim head coach for the final games of the season.
- The Bills also announced that Rob Ryan has been relieved of his duties, which should come as no surprise.
It was clear that the Bills were going to move on from Ryan after the season, but it appears as though they wanted to give Lynn one week to see what he can do to close out the season.
Recent reports have said that while Ryan was likely out, the Bills are still expected to retain GM Doug Whaley, even though he’s been responsible for some of the team’s personnel issues.
Lynn figures to be an internal candidate for the job next year and one report said that veteran HC Tom Coughlin could be someone to watch for the Bills’ job.
Ryan, 53, was hired by the Bills back in 2015 after he spent six years as the Jets’ head coach. In two years with the Bills, Ryan has produced a record of 15 and 16 (48.4 percent), which includes no playoff appearances.
We’ll have more regarding who could end up being the next head coach of the Bills as the news is available.