In a bit of terribly unshocking news, New York Jet’s head coach Rex Ryan has been voted the most overrated coach in the NFL.
The Sporting News polled 103 current NFL players from 27 of the league’s 32 teams. Of those 103 players, 35 of them voted for Rex. New England Patriot’s head coach Bill Belichick finished second in the voting with 16 votes, and the current poster boy for “why do you still have a job?”, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid, came in a surprising third with 9 total votes.
It’s really no surprise that poor ol’ Rex came in at the top of this poll. With his bigger-than-life demeanor, the fact that he plays in the spotlight of the New York media, and the simple fact that his team has been seemingly underachieving for a few years since they lost their last trip to the AFC Championship Game, it’s easy to see why he tops this list.
An unidentified AFC offensive player who took part in the polling was quoted as saying, “I don’t even know if you’d call him overrated anymore because it’s gonna be a couple of years since he was in the AFC finals. He’s pretty funny, and he’s a pretty good coach. But not THAT good.”
Belichick coming in second is a bit odd, but haters gonna hate, I suppose.
As for Andy Reid, well, poor Andy Reid.