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Rex Ryan to work for ESPN on Super Bowl Sunday

Rex Ryan has landed where most thought he would after being fired by the Buffalo Bills.

On your television screen.

Sports Business Journal's John Ourand reported early Monday morning that Ryan will work for ESPN at the Super Bowl, appearing on "NFL Sunday Countdown" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ourand reported that four networks -- ESPN, Fox, CBS and NFL Network -- all reached out to Ryan, who has long been thought to have a future in TV, given his propensity to say what's on his mind.

According to the report, the deal is only for the Super Bowl, but Ourand suggests "it clearly makes ESPN a front-runner to sign Ryan to a longer deal if he’s unable to find a coaching job he likes."

The possibility of that seems remote. Provided Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan takes the 49ers' job, as expected, all the head coaching jobs in the NFL will be filled. It's hard to see Ryan accepting a job as a defensive coordinator, or coaching at the college level.

"Rex is a great personality and has a unique perspective," Seth Markman, ESPN senior coordinating producer, told Sports Business Journal. "He knows the Patriots really well. He’s raring to go."

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