But in Coach Ryan’s mind, there’s hardly different at all between him and the New England Patriots' superstar quarterback.
"I never realized how similar I am to Tom Brady," the Jets coach said at a press conference on Monday. "The obvious physical appearance would be the first thing. The fact that he's married to a super model [Gisele Bundchen]? Hello? I'm also married to a super model."
Ryan then held up a copy of the December issue of InStyle magazine, which has an advertisement that features his wife, Michelle, hawking NFL gear.
Brady, as most men know, is married to Victoria’s Secret model Gisele Bundchen.
"I just realized that we're very similar in that way," said coach Ryan with a laugh.
Ryan also said that he admires the success of Patriots coach Bill Belichick, and called him, “the No. 1 coach in this league.”
New York plays at New England in Foxboro, both with 9-2 records, next Monday night.