Report: Gregg Williams under consideration to be Jets’ defensive coordinator
Gregg Williams is in search of a new job after he was relieved of his duties from the Cleveland Browns. But Williams might not have the wait long as the New York Jets are reportedly interested in him to be their new defensive coordinator, according to Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington of ESPN.
Here’s a coach under consideration to become the Jets’ new defensive coordinator: former Browns’ interim head coach Gregg Williams, sources tell @JeffDarlington and me.
Williams spent the past two seasons as the Browns’ defensive coordinator. He was then installed as the interim head coach after the Browns fired Hue Jackson midway through the season. The Browns went 5-3 under Williams, but they decided to give offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens the full-time head coaching job instead.
Williams has extensive experience as a defensive coordinator, filling that position for the Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams, and Browns.
As for the Jets, they have just hired Adam Gase to be their new head coach. Gase was hired primarily because of his offensive acumen and his ability to work with quarterbacks. He’s expected to work closely on the development of Sam Darnold.
Gase is looking for a new defensive coordinator with former DC Kacy Rodgers set to follow fired Jets head coach Todd Bowles to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Jets struggled defensively in the regular season under Rodgers, finishing 29th in scoring defense (27.6 points per game) and 25th in total defense (380.4 yards per game).