New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan Commits To Mark Sanchez With A Tattoo

By Ben Grimaldi
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In the acting world it’s called committing to the moment, in the world of romance it’s called committing to a lover and in the football world it’s called…heck, I don’t know what it’s called because it’s probably the first time it’s ever happened. New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan was seen on vacation sporting a tattoo, presumably of his wife Michelle, in a Mark Sanchez jersey, ‘Tebowing.’ They don’t call him Sexy Rexy for nothing!

As usual with Rex Ryan, this is something you just can’t make up. If anyone was wondering why Ryan didn’t pull the chord on Mark Sanchez as the Jets starting quarterback, we may now know why. It’s clear that Ryan has an affinity for Sanchez and wants him to succeed. It also means he was lying through his teeth when he said recently that he didn’t believe his future was tied to Mark Sanchez. Actually, it literally does mean that because of the tattoo.

Or maybe, and I’m just throwing this out there, the tattoo is a fake? Maybe Rex is having a little fun with us all and seeing what the reaction would be? Stranger things have happened, especially with Ryan and the Jets. That theory isn’t likely since the New York Daily News reports Ryan said, “Oh s***,” when he was spotted and ran away with his wife. Oh snap is right Rex.

The whole situation is seems pretty funny but I’m guessing there aren’t too many Jets fans who are laughing. Ryan’s belief in Sanchez led him to play the quarterback for way too long this season and it resulted in a 6-10 season. Remember all those times this year when Ryan said he believed in Sanchez and nobody bought it, well Rex sure proved everyone wrong! He really believed in Mark Sanchez and he’s got the ‘mark’ on his arm to prove it.

At a time like this, one can only wonder what kind of tattoo Fireman Ed has?

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