Logan Ryan hopped on NFL Network Thursday morning to discuss his free-agent options which include the New York Jets.
Logan Ryan 1, New York Jets fans 0. That is the score after a Thursday morning that featured Ryan on NFL Network.
It all started Wednesday night when the free-agent cornerback announced his 9:30 a.m. ET spot on Good Morning Football via Twitter. This, of course, prompted Jets fans to go nuts. (Nevermind the idea that announcing his next team in such a fashion would reek of LeBron James-like phoniness.)
But hey, Ryan is from the area. The Rutgers product understands how to snag those ratings.
In the end, he hopped on the program in what turned out to be a very plain segment. Perhaps the most interesting thing mentioned did revolve around the Jets.
“The Jets, I mean, it makes a lot of sense because I’m from the area,” said Ryan. “I went to Rutgers 20 minutes from there, so I’m familiar with New Jersey, I’m blue-collar, that’s how I grew up. I came out of Rutgers in the third round to New England, I had to do my job and I continue to do that.”
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Considering his Berlin, NJ roots, it absolutely makes sense. Couple that with Manish Mehta’s recent report that the Jets “believe” they will, indeed, sign the two-time Super Bowl champ and the fanbase will hang on his every word.
“I’m trying to do what’s best for my family and everything like that,” said Ryan. “Obviously there’s a lot of rumors out there, I can’t confirm any of it because I’m obviously still not signed yet. We’ll see, I obviously want to get a deal done whenever and I’m open to it. We’ll see what happens there, but I’m also open to 30 other franchises except for the Titans, that’s the only one I ruled out this far, so I’m completely open for business.”
Perhaps Ryan hopped on for no other reason than to further audition for life after football. By all accounts, he possesses a tremendous personality, high character and can discuss football with the best of them.
For now, however, it’s back to the status quo. Logan Ryan earns a full point over the Jets fanbase for hyping up this vanilla appearance and nobody knows where he’ll put the pads on in 2020.