Rex Ryan changes famous tattoo to Buffalo Bills colors from NY Jets green
By RYAN GORMAN
Newly minted Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan has finally moved on from his days with the New York Jets.
The former Jets coach had a tattoo of his wife wearing only a green number 6 Mark Sanchez jersey changed to the colors of his new team.
Ryan made the change over the weekend at a Scottsdale, Arizona tattoo parlor while in town for the Super Bowl, according to the Wall Street Journal.
"I mean, you've got to turn the page," Ryan told the paper.
The exorcising of his Jets demons came shortly after Ryan's wife reportedly donated the bulk of his team-branded coaching gear to the Salvation Army in New Jersey.
The iconic black sweater vests Ryan wore to each game could have garnered as much as $1,000 each at auction, collectibles dealer Heritage Auctions told the paper, but have likely been snagged at bargain prices by unknowing shoppers.
The popular coach was axed by Jets owner Woody Johnson, along with general manager John Idzik, after gang green cobbled together a 4-12 record last season, Ryan's fifth in New York.
Multiple teams quickly courted Ryan before he signed with the Bills.
"I'm all in," he said during his introductory press conference.
Maligned former Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has also moved on, putting together a number of solid starts this past season for the Philadelphia Eagles.
But the New York Post is still poking fun at the portly coach -- none other than a Mark W. Sanchez penned the tabloid's article about Ryan changing the now-infamous tattoo.
The next Jets head coach will be current Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, according to reports.
Quinn's Seahawks lost Super Bowl XLIX to the New England Patriots -- a bitter rival of his new team, a hurdle Ryan could never get the Jets over.