Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan has been fired after two seasons at the helm.
Rex Ryan has been relieved of his duties as head coach. Anthony Lynn will serve as interim head coach. pic.twitter.com/8Vf0fxqwcl— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) December 27, 2016
His brother, Rob, who was hired this year as assistant head coach has also been relieved of duties.
Rob Ryan has also been relieved of his duties.— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) December 27, 2016
The firing comes just two days after the Bills were mathematically eliminated from a playoff berth for the 17th consecutive year.
The Bills finished 8-8 under Ryan last year and were 7-8 this season, heading into the regular season finale on New Year's Day at the New York Jets.
Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn will serve as interim head coach this week.
The #Bills will have OC Anthony Lynn as interim coach. He’s a big-time candidate for the full-time job. GM Doug Whaley will lead the search— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 27, 2016
Ryan was 46-50 in six prior seasons as head coach of the New York Jets.
The Bills have Tweeted that GM Doug Whaley will officially lead the search for a new head coach. It will be his third in five years.
Terry Pegula has issued a statement saying: