Free agent Logan Ryan says Jets make a lot of sense, but he's still 'completely open for business'
Ryan has ruled out playing for just one team in 2020
Former Tennessee Titans cornerback Logan Ryan is one of the top remaining free agents on the market, and several teams are interested in the two-time Super Bowl champion defensive back. A recent report tied Ryan to the New York Jets -- which wasn't the first this offseason -- but he refuted being close to signing during a Thursday morning interview on the NFL Network's "Good Morning Football."
"I'm trying to do what's best for my family and everything like that," said Ryan. "Obviously there's a lot of rumors out there, I can't confirm any of it because I'm obviously still not signed yet. We'll see, I obviously want to get a deal done whenever and I'm open to it. We'll see what happens there, but I'm also open to 30 other franchises except for the Titans, that's the only one I ruled out this far, so I'm completely open for business."
Ryan said that the reaction from Jets fans to the recent report has been "great," but he's been getting support from fans of every team. Still, the Jets appear to make sense since Ryan is a New Jersey native who played his college ball at Rutgers.
"The Jets, I mean, it makes a lot of sense because I'm from the area," said Ryan. "I went to Rutgers 20 minutes from there, so I'm familiar with New Jersey, I'm blue-collar, that's how I grew up. I came out of Rutgers in the third round to New England, I had to do my job and I continue to do that."
Ryan was a key part of a Titans defense that made it all the way to the AFC Championship Game last season. In 16 games, he recorded a career-high 113 combined tackles, 18 passes defensed and four interceptions. In three seasons in Nashville, Ryan recorded a total of 251 tackles, 8.5 sacks, five forced fumbles and four interceptions. Opposing quarterbacks threw for five touchdowns and had an 88.7 passer rating targeting Ryan in 2019, a bounce-back year after Ryan allowed signal-callers targeting him to post a 102.0 rating. Earlier this month, Ryan announced that.
While he is now 29, Ryan is coming off arguably his best season and has shown that he's a versatile defensive back that can be the No. 1 cornerback on the outside as well as a team's top option in the slot. As for why Ryan is still on the open market?.
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