Former Cleveland Browns interim head coach and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams didn’t stay unemployed for long as he is poised to get picked up by another NFL team.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Williams is in talks to become the new defensive coordinator for the New York Jets.
Williams would be reporting to head coach Adam Gase, who has reportedly been named head coach.
The Jets have yet to announce the hiring of Gase.
New #Jets coach Adam Gase is on the verge of a big hire: Former #Browns interim coach Gregg Williams is in talks with Gase to become their new defensive coordinator, sources say. Things are progressing in this direction, and those involved believe it’ll get done.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 11, 2019
Williams was hired as defensive coordinator of the Browns in 2017, and was named interim head coach following the firing of Hue Jackson in the 2018 season.
Though Jackson’s defense finishing in the bottom-half of the league in yards and points allowed in 2018, the team was No. 2 in takeaways.
In 20 years as a coach in the NFL, Williams has fielded a top-10 defense five times.
Williams directed the 2009 New Orleans Saints defense as they finished No. 2 in takeaways en route to a win over the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV.
He was also the defensive coordinator for the 1999 Tennessee Titans. The team made their only Super Bowl appearance in franchise history that season.