While the Jets have held a few interviews for their open head coaching job after firing Adam Gase after two seasons, they’re set to talk to their first sitting college head coach, according to a report.
This afternoon, Jason La Canfora shares that the Jets are expected to speak with Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell about their head coaching position.
La Canfora adds in his report that “sources said the team remains very high” on Campbell.
Campbell has been one of the hottest names in a number of coaching searches over the year, but despite the NFL and college interest, he’s opted to stay put and continue to build the program to impressive new heights.
Currently signed through the 2025 season as the head coach of the Cyclones, Campbell is 35-28 since taking over the program in 2016. They just capped off a 9-3 season with a dominant 34-17 win over Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl.
From 2011-15, Campbell served as the head coach at Toledo, where he went 35-15 overall.
The Jets are set to interview a few more NFL assistants over the weekend, according to the report including Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus and Bills offensive coordinator (and former Alabama offensive coordinator) Brian Daboll on Sunday.
Stay tuned to The Scoop as this search process continues to play out.
Saturday evening Update> Bruce Feldman tweets that Campbell does not plan to interview for the job.