If the Jets want to make a quick strike in their coaching and General Manager searches, they first have to comply with the Rooney Rule.
They’re taking care of that with a pair of in-house candidates, who you wouldn’t think would otherwise have been on the lists.
According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, they’re interviewing assistant head coach/running backs coach Anthony Lynn for the head coaching vacancy, and Rod Graves for the G.M. job, describing that one as “a courtesy.”
The fact Lynn was on just-fired Rex Ryan’s staff would seem to be a negative for his candidacy. Graves has been with the team two years since being fired from his old G.M. job in Arizona.
The Jets are compiling long lists for both jobs, and will also interview Browns exec Bill Kuharich for the job.