Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan told reporters that he will introduce Donald Trump at his rally in Buffalo on Monday night.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 18, 2016
The rally at First Niagara Center comes a day before New York voters head to the polls to vote in the state’s presidential primary election. Polling has Trump with a comfortable lead over his competitors, garnering just more than 50 percent of registered New York Republicans.
Despite the introduction, Ryan declined to say if he was endorsing Trump.
“I’m not going to say who my endorsement is and all that stuff,” he said, according to Syracuse.com. “I’ll say this, Chris Christie was my guy 100-percent because we were the lap-banded brothers. We both had that lap band and we really are pretty close.”
Like Trump, Ryan has been a blunt voice in the media and has often boasted of his ability to win. Ryan has a career record of 58–60 over six seasons with the Jets and one year with the Bills.
Ryan joins New England Patriots star Tom Brady aboard the Trump train. Late last year, Brady spoke positively of his “good friend” Trump and kept a “Make America Great Again” hat in his locker.