It’s been years since New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan got a tattoo of his wife wearing a Mark Sanchez jersey, yet it’s still hard for me to wrap my head around.
I get showing your support for a player, especially your quarterback, but a tattoo? That’s permanent and Sanchez’s spot on the New York Jets roster? Not so permanent.
You remember, the tattoo in which Ryan’s wife is depicted wearing a Jets jersey with Sanchez’s number 6 on it. At the AFC coaches’ breakfast on Tuesday morning, Ryan rolled up his sleeve to show just a little bit of the design that he says will be staying with him . . . but perhaps with a modification.
“The tattoo is still there,” Ryan said. “It was my tattoo, and it’s still my tattoo . . . I may alter it, who knows? I may put 75 on it and honor Winston Hill. I think that’s the idea. That’s what I’m going to do.”
Sanchez was Ryan’s first draft pick and holds a sentimental place in the heart of the head coach, but hopefully this is the late time he gets a tattoo that ‘honors’ one of his current players.
For those that missed or never saw the ink…