Colton Schmidt, a second-year punter out of UC Davis, can now claim the mantle that was once reserved for a franchise NFL quarterback.
Ryan, who in Jan. 2013 revealed an image of his wife donning a Jets No. 6 tattooed onto his right arm, has had the green in it recolored to Bills blue, giving Schmidt's jersey the presumptive nod.
"I mean, you've got to turn the page," Ryan told The Wall Street Journal.
The Journal reportedthe ink adjustment cost Ryan a mere $80 in a tattoo parlor in Arizona, where Super Bowl festivities were held over the weekend.
Ryan, 52, also told the newspaper he has given away all his Jets apparel and keepsakes, saying he was putting his New York past firmly behind him.
"I'm all in," he said.
For his part, Sanchez, now quarterbacking for the Philadelphia Eagles, has moved on as well -- with the No. 3, despite the No. 6 being up for grabs.