Rex Ryan (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
CORTLAND, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) ? Rex Ryan has a prediction: If the New York Jets can draft South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, he won?t be the coach of Gang Green anymore.
Ryan, considered by many to be in a make-or-break season, delivered a gem of a quip when asked Saturday how much of his daily discussions with general manager John Idzik involve looking beyond this season.
?It?s safe to say I won?t be here if we draft Clowney,? a grinning Ryan said. ?I can just say that right now. I think I?m going to say that without hesitation.?
Clowney is the front-runner to be the No. 1 overall selection in next year?s draft. Holding that top pick would likely mean the Jets had a terrible season.
?Shoot, that draft is miles away,? a laughing Idzik said. ?That?s pretty funny, though.?
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