Jets

Ryan Predicts He Won’t Be Head Coach If Jets Draft Clowney

Ryan: 'It's Safe To Say I Won't Be Here If We Draft Clowney.'
Rex Ryan (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Rex Ryan (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

New York Jets
Upcoming Games

Buy Jets Tickets Full Schedule
Sunday Dec 21
vs. Patriots
Jets Central
Shop for Jets Gear
NFL Scoreboard
NFL Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

CORTLAND, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Rex Ryan has a prediction: If the New York Jets can draft South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, he won’t be the coach of Gang Green anymore.

Ryan, considered by many to be in a make-or-break season, delivered a gem of a quip when asked Saturday how much of his daily discussions with general manager John Idzik involve looking beyond this season.

“It’s safe to say I won’t be here if we draft Clowney,” a grinning Ryan said. “I can just say that right now. I think I’m going to say that without hesitation.”

Clowney is the front-runner to be the No. 1 overall selection in next year’s draft. Holding that top pick would likely mean the Jets had a terrible season.

“Shoot, that draft is miles away,” a laughing Idzik said. “That’s pretty funny, though.”

You May Also Be Interested In These Stories

(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)