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Rex Ryan down to 242 pounds

Updated: July 19, 2012, 10:29 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

When Jets coach Rex Ryan stepped on a scale a few days before the 2009 AFC Championship Game, he was shocked -- and frightened -- by the number: 348 pounds.

Ryan underwent lap-band surgery and, more than two years later, he happily announced Thursday that he has dropped 106 pounds. Now at 242, Ryan actually weighs less than Tim Tebow, his backup quarterback.

"I think we look real similar, except he's left-handed and I'm right-handed," Ryan said jokingly during a media blitz ...

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