Posted January 04, 2013

Does Rex Ryan’s tattoo depict wife wearing Mark Sanchez jersey?

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Rex Ryan and his wife, Michelle, have made headlines since his hire as Jets coach. (Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Rex Ryan and his wife, Michelle, have made headlines since his hire as Jets coach. (Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Rex Ryan’s attempt to decompress after a tumultuous 6-10 Jets season has only landed him back in the tabloids. While vacationing at The Atlantis resort in the Bahamas, Ryan was photographed by the New York Daily News lounging by the pool reading a book and revealing an unusual tattoo on his right arm.

The tattoo features a blonde-haired woman who bears a strong resemblance to his wife, Michelle, wearing nothing except a green Mark Sanchez Jets jersey.

Ryan reportedly cursed at the photographer before leaving with his wife.

Ryan displayed great loyalty to Sanchez for most of his four seasons as Jets head coach before benching him in favor of Greg McElroy in Week 13 against the Chargers. While Jets owner Woody Johnson said Ryan will return, and Sanchez is guaranteed $8.25 million in 2013, the pair’s future with the team remains uncertain.

Gary Myers of the Daily News ponders how the tattoo might affect the Jets and their quarterback controversy:

This classic work of art could affect Ryan’s credibility with his players. Will they tease him about it? Will they be jealous of Sanchez? Will they think of Sanchez as the teacher’s pet? Couldn’t Ryan have expressed his ever-lasting love for the Jets with just a generic green jersey without a number?What was he thinking?


3 comments
JocelynLober
JocelynLober

Our lazy head coach going on a vacation instead of getting back to work like he should and getting a tattoo of his girlfriend sanchez's jersey. I am disgusted by this head coach and organization right now. The new GM needs to come in and clean house and get rid of Ryan, making a mockery of this team. Disgusted. Classless bum.

pandah462
pandah462

You bottom feeders will make news out of anything, won't you?

SamSteele
SamSteele

 @pandah462

 It IS news if it reveals that the reason Ryan stuck with the struggling Sanchez had nothing to do with football.