Gregg Williams agrees to 3-year deal as Jets defensive coordinator
Gregg Williams has agreed to a 3-year deal as the Jets new defensive coordinator, source said. He’s flying to the NY/NJ area to sign the contract, but the expected is now official and done. Adam Gase gets his top choice at DC.
Adam Schefter of ESPN had reported Tuesday that the two parties were in the final stages of completing the deal.
Williams, 60, had spent the past two seasons as the defensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns. He was then thrust into the interim head coach position this season after Hue Jackson was fired. The Browns went 5-3 in eight games with Williams in charge.
Williams interviewed for the Browns’ full-time head coaching, but Cleveland decided to hire his offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens instead.
Williams has ample experience as a defensive coordinator, having served that position with the Titans, Redskins, Jaguars, Saints, and Rams as well as the Browns.
Williams will work alongside the Jets’ new head coach, Adam Gase, and will take over from former DC Kacy Rodgers.
The Jets struggled defensively in the 2018 season under Rodgers as they finished 29th in scoring defense (27.6 points per game) and 25th in total defense (380.4 yards per game).