The Jets brought Jermaine Cunningham and Ras-I Dowling into their side in the past year following their release by the Patriots, and both players have performed well for the club during their organised team activities.
"I don't believe the one guy up in New England's got all the answers," Ryan told the New York Daily News. "I worry about ourselves, what we think of a player and how we evaluate a player.
"Do I respect the hell out of Bill [Belichick]? Absolutely. But if we think a player can help us, we don't care how we get him."
The Jets missed the playoffs in the 2013 season for the third-straight campaign.