Baylor head coach Matt Rhule entered Wednesday as a candidate for the New York Jets head coaching job. After the Jets moved on from Todd Bowles, the team interviewed several different candidates, including Mike McCarthy and Adam Gase.
On Wednesday afternoon, it appeared Rhule was the favorite to land the job – or at least that’s what a few NFL insiders thought.
Just a few hours later, NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport ended any conversation as Rhule as the Jets head coach when he reported that Rhule told his staff he’s staying at Baylor.
Here’s the report from Rapoport.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 10, 2019
Although he compiled just an 8-17 record over the past two seasons with the Bears, Rhule is highly respected in NFL circles and was a candidate for the Indianapolis Colts job in 2017.
Rhule, like he did with the Colts last year, has reportedly removed his name from the Jets coaching search. It’s huge news for Baylor, which saw a six-win improvement over last season with Rhule on the sideline.