While we wait to see if Maybin even makes the Jets' final roster, let alone earns enough playing time to be a factor in Jets games against the Bills, we thought we'd re-visit the backstory to Maybin's relationship with Jets head coach Rex Ryan - a history that got him a new job.
As we discussed prior to a Week 4 meeting between these two teams last season - aided by Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com - Ryan's children attended the same high school as Maybin did in Baltimore, where Ryan spent a decade in various coaching positions with the Ravens.
"When he came out of high school I thought he was the real deal," Ryan said of Maybin last September. "Even at Penn State I think he does have pass rush skills. He’s got an outstanding get-off, he can turn the edge on you. The production isn’t there initially, but you’ve got to be patient with the guy and Chan knows that. It’s probably just a matter of time before that kid turns the corner."
Clearly, Ryan still holds that belief - but now if it happens, it'll be on his own football team.