Ed Reed began his NFL coaching career with the Bills a couple of months ago when Rex Ryan called Reed and asked him to join the Buffalo Bill’s coaching staff as the new defensive backs coach.
The Bills’ head coach believes that Ed Reed has the necessary knowledge to become a head coach in the NFL, and feels he can do so rather quickly.
“When we had him with the Jets, he was the pied piper, the players followed him and they learned from him. And that’s why I know this guy’s going to be a great coach. I would not be shocked if Ed Reed ends up being a head coach within five years. That’s how quick this dude’s going to rise. Teaching guys how to study tape, how to get things, and playing the game.”- Rex Ryan
It was pointed out by Rayn that Reed made more of an impact in meeting rooms than on the field during his brief stint with Rex Ryan’s Jets and pointed to the impact as one of the reasons he believes the Hall of Fame safety will easily transition into a coaching role.
Jason Garret, Jack Del Rio are two players who became head coaches five years after beginning their coaching career.