With Tony Sparano set to become the Jets’ offensive coordinator, and with the earlier reports saying Sparano and former Chiefs head coach Todd Haley could join some coaching staff as a package deal, does that mean Haley is on his way to New York?
It does — at least for a job interview. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Haley is visiting the Jets today, although it’s not a sure thing that Haley will actually end up on the Jets’ staff.
Haley and Sparano, who were fired as head coaches of the Chiefs and Dolphins on the same day, are friends and former colleagues who would like to work on the same offensive staff together. With the Jets, it might make sense for Sparano to have the offensive coordinator title and Haley to have the assistant head coach title that Bill Callahan left behind on Tuesday when he departed to coach the offensive line in Dallas. The combination would leave Sparano primarily responsible for the run game and Haley primarily responsible for the passing game.
Or it’s possible that the two won’t work together. Haley has also drawn interest from Arizona, and he is believed to have other teams interested in his services as well. But for a Jets team that needs to radically reshape its passing game, hiring Haley would make a lot of sense.