The Buffalo Bills announced Sunday night that they’ve hired Rob Ryan as assistant head coach/defense.
“I’m excited to have Rob join our staff and I think he will be a great asset for our defense,” Rex Ryan said of hiring his brother, per Aaron Wilson.
“He was around for several days and he really, really liked the players that we have, and you know and sees what we are building,” said Rex Ryan. “And he has been around a lot of teams. So I think he was impressed with this organization.”
Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports that the Bills are hiring Rob Ryan, who will join their defensive coaching staff.
Rob is HC Rex Ryan’s brother, and was seen at the Bills’ facility a few months ago after he was fired as the Saints defensive coordinator.
According to Marvez, Rob will work under and with his brother next year.
It was unlikely that Rob was going to get another defensive coordinator job this offseason, so this could at least give him an opportunity to take a step back focus on helping his brother’s defensive unit.
Ryan, 53, has worked as the defensive coordinator for a number of teams including the Browns, Cowboys and Saints.
At the time in which the Saints elected to fire him mid-season, they were dead last in total yards allowed and points-per game at 31.5, and were on pace to allow an NFL record 45 passing touchdowns.