Ryan, 46, met with Jets officials for five hours and then interviewed with the St. Louis Rams for three hours.
"They were standard meetings, and they went well," Ryan said last night. "Now we're going to see what happens."
Ryan could also be the front-runner with St. Louis. Last season, Rams general manager Billy Devaney was a part of the Atlanta Falcons' coaching search, and Ryan was high on the organization's list before it hired Mike Smith.
Ryan's stock has grown increasingly over the years. In four seasons with Ryan as coordinator, the Ravens have finished fifth (2005), first (2006), sixth (2007) and second (2008) in the NFL in total defense.
Team sources said it's unknown who would replace Ryan as the Ravens' defensive coordinator. Because of the number of veterans on the team, coach John Harbaugh could decide to promote someone already on his staff in order to keep the same system.