Former Chicago Bears head coach Buddy Ryan has died at the age of 82, according to the National Football League. The legendary coach and creator of the famed “46 defense” died after a battle with cancer. He led the Bears to victory against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXX.
Ryan also helped lead the New York Jets to their only Super Bowl win in 1969.
Ryan coached in New York, Minnesota, Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston and Arizona during his storied career.
His sons who followed in his coaching footsteps are Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan and Bills assistant coach Rob Ryan.
Rest in peace, Buddy Ryan.
Our thoughts & condolences are with the Ryan family. pic.twitter.com/aheK650mdm
— New York Jets (@nyjets) June 28, 2016
— Mike & Mike (@MikeAndMike) June 28, 2016