New York Jets’ Rex Ryan Voted ‘Most Overrated Coach’ In The NFL

By Staff  |  11/06/2012

Rex Ryan

The New York Jets quarterbacks, Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez, were named the NFL's "Most Overrated Players" recently in a Sports Illustrated poll... and now, another Jet has topped an "Overrated" list.

The team's coach, Rex Ryan, was voted the "Most Overrated Coach in the NFL" recently, via an anonymous midseason players poll conducted by Sporting News.

Of the 103 players from 27 teams who were polled, 35 voted for Ryan. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick finished second with 16 votes, while Philadelphia Eagles Andy Reid finished third with nine votes.

"His coaching style is over the top," an AFC offensive player told Sporting News. "Some of the things he does in front of the cameras are way over the top. You put that with the New York media and he has a pretty big reputation, I guess.

"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."

The Jets currently sit at 3-5 (tied for last place in the AFC East Division), despite Ryan saying the team had a chance at being the best Jets team he's ever had, prior to the start of the season.