After striking out on Kliff Kingsbury and Matt Rhule in 2019, will the Jets look back to the college level for their next head coach?
With the Jets falling to 0-11 following yet another ugly blowout loss, Adam Gase‘s fate in New York is only becoming clearer by the week. Barring a miraculous, stunningly boneheaded decision by ownership, Gase is most likely going to be fired at the end of the season.
Jets fans have already been debating who the team’s next head coach should be since Week 1. After botching the previous hire so horrendously, this next head coaching hire will be massively crucial as the organization attempts to dig itself out of perhaps the deepest hole it has ever been in (at least from a win-loss perspective).
Up-and-coming NFL coordinators such as Eric Bieniemy, Brian Daboll, Arthur Smith, and Joe Brady are among the most popular names that have been brought up as strong options for the Jets.
But what about the college ranks?
In 2019, the Jets interviewed with and ultimately passed on both Kliff Kingsbury and Matt Rhule, who are currently earning plenty of respect with the jobs they are doing in Arizona and Carolina, respectively. Could the Johnsons attempt to reverse their previous mistake and emphasize scanning around the NCAA for their next coach? Plus, with Joe Douglas placing such a heavy premium on building a strong culture, would a college head coach be a better option to fulfill that mission than an NFL coordinator?
On the newest Cool Your Jets, Ben Blessington and Michael Nania discuss whether the Jets will go after a college coaching candidate while listing a couple of names that make sense, including Iowa State’s Matt Campbell.
Plus, the duo recaps another well-executed tanking loss by the Jets, who stayed ahead in the race for Trevor Lawrence while enjoying continued progress from Mekhi Becton, Quinnen Williams, and Denzel Mims. Speaking of the latter, is A.J. Green his closest NFL comparison?
All of that and more on the newest CYJ.