It seemed inevitable.
Rex Ryan might not have had the goods to be a successful NFL head coach, but he certainly had the personality to be on television.
And now that will happen, thanks to an agreement he signed to be part of ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown.
According to the New York Daily News, Ryan signed a multi-year deal with the network.
Ryan was given a trial run during ESPN's pregame coverage of Super Bowl LI in Houston in February. An opportunity to join ESPN was known to have been available in January, 2015, before Ryan signed a five-year contract to coach the Bills.
The guaranteed agreement has three seasons left at $16.5 million.
"I got an opportunity in front of me that a lot of guys don't get," Ryan told the Daily News in January. "I'm going to see where it takes me. Maybe this a different career and I really enjoy it. I'm hoping that's the way it is. Maybe I get into (it) and I don't like it. Maybe they don't like me. Maybe I go back to doing something I love, which is coaching. I'll never say never. I'm a young guy still. ... I'm healthy. But bitter? Nah. Not bitter, man. I'm really not."
Ryan recently sold his home in Orchard Park to a local businessman. It was listed at $1.1 million, but the selling price was not disclosed.