While the Green Bay Packers have just found their next head coach, the New York Jets are searching for their next leader.
Todd Bowles finished his last year with an underwhelming 4-12 record, which ultimately led to him parting ways with the franchise.
Even though New York has shown interest in Mike McCarthy, it turns out that another candidate is gaining interest from the front office.
Following an impressive season with the Baylor Bears, Matt Rhule is becoming an intriguing target for the Jets. His experience in the NCAA and the NFL bodes well for his chances of receiving an offer.
Rhule took Baylor from misery to relevancy, leading the Bears to seven wins and the Texas Bowl. He also served as an assistant coach for the New York Giants back in 2012.
Perhaps New York believes Rhule can help develop Sam Darnold in his second season as the team’s starting quarterback.
According to Jets reporter Manish Mehta, Rhule is suddenly rising in the rankings for New York’s head-coaching vacancy.
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) January 7, 2019
Other college names have circulated in NFL rumors, such as Kliff Kingsbury and Jim Harbaugh.
In the event that Rhule earns the head coach position from the Jets, he’ll have the chance to show that he can excel in the professional ranks as well.