Jets flying in Robert Saleh for second interview

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The Jets are beginning to narrow their list of candidates for head coach.

New York is flying in 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh for a second interview on Tuesday, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo.

Saleh’s first interview for the position was last week, with the Jets announcing they’d completed it on Jan. 8. The 41-year-old Saleh has been the 49ers DC since Kyle Shanahan took over as head coach in 2017. He’s had interviews with the with the Falcons, Lions, Jaguars, and Chargers in this coaching cycle.

Though Saleh is the first known finalist for the Jets job, Rapoport and Garafolo also report the club will likely have in-person interviews with other candidates.

9 responses to “Jets flying in Robert Saleh for second interview

  1. Lions are going to pass on this guy for another TE. The most TE obsessed franchise in football will now step it up and literally hire a TE to be their HC. You can’t make this stuff up.

  2. Now we know who floated those “Saleh had a bad interview in Detroit” rumors. Thanks Woody

  3. He’s a firey young defensive 4-3 coach. I like him a lot. Everyone is looking for the NEW best HC, that can lead your team for the next 20 years. He’d be a great HC prospect.

  4. Salah is a media darling that is way overrated when he had tons of talent to work with. Good luck with the Jets, the NY media, their fans, etc. He is going to need all the help he can to last two seasons.

  5. 49ers were hammered with defensive injuries this year and he still had them in the top 10. Love his passion and energy.

  6. The Jets would not be hiring Saleh to be DC but to be HC. His enthusiasm and popularity with players would be such a welcome change from the comatose Bowles and Gase who seemed to always be studying his play sheet rather than watching game.

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