The New York Jets decided to part ways with head coach Adam Gase after two disappointing seasons the night of January 3rd, 2021.
Gase went 7-9 in year one and 2-14 in his second season.
Early reports have stated a number of college coaches will draw interest for the opening, as well as some of the top NFL coordinators
With the hire of Robert Saleh now official, take a look at how the search unfolded below, as well as the coordinators and assistants Saleh is filling his staff with.
|Robert Saleh||Head Coach|
|Jeff Ulbrich||Defensive Coordinator|
|Aaron Whitecotton||Defensive Line|
|Nate Ollie||Assistant Defensive Line|
|Mike LaFleur||Offensive Coordinator|
|Miles Austin||Wide Receivers|
|John Benton||Offensive Line / Run Game Coordinator|
|Jon “Taylor” Embree||Running Backs|
|Ron Middleton||Tight Ends|
|Chip Vaughn||Defensive Assistant|
|Ricky Manning Jr.||Defensive Assistant|
|Hayes Pullard||Defensive Assistant|
|Todd Washington||Offensive Assistant|
|Billy Vandemerkt||Offensive Assistant|
|Mack Brown||Offensive Assistant|
|Greg Knapp||Passing Game Specialist|
Friday January 15, 2021
The Jets have hired 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh as their new head coach. We have been told Saleh plans to bring 49ers passing game coordinator Mike LaFleur as his offensive coordinator.
Wednesday January 13, 2021
The team is still interviewing Robert Saleh for their head coaching opening, Ian Rapoport tweets.
Tuesday January 12, 2021
The Jets are narrowing the list of head coaching candidates and are flying 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh in for a second interview today, Ian Rapoport tweets.
Monday January 11, 2021
The team has completed their interview with Saints defensive backs coach Aaron Glenn.
Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith is set to interview today, per multiple reports.
Sunday January 10, 2021
The team has interviewed the following candidates for their head coaching opening so far, per Ralph Vacchiano: Eric Bieniemy (Chiefs OC), Marvin Lewis (Arizona State co-DC), Robert Saleh (49ers DC), Joe Brady (Panthers OC), Brian Daboll (Bills OC), Matt Eberfuls (Colts DC), Brandon Staley (Rams DC). The report adds that the team plans to interview Aaron Glenn (Saints DBs coach) and Arthur Smith (Titans OC) in the coming days.
Sunday January 10, 2021
The team interviewed Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll for their head coaching job today.
Saturday January 9, 2021
The team has completed their interview with Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady.
Friday January 9, 2021
The Jets plan to speak with Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell, per report.
Thursday January 7, 2021
The team has completed an interview with former Bengals head coach and current Arizona State co-defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis for the head coaching job.
The team has requested permission to interview Saints secondary coach Aaron Glenn, and the interview should take place next week, Ian Rapoport tweets.
The team plans to interview 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh on Friday, Tom Pelissero tweets.
Wednesday January 6, 2021
The Jets announced that they have completed their interview with Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.
Monday January 4, 2021
The Jets have requested to interview Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley, Adam Schefter shares. The Rams have a playoff game on Saturday, so NFL rules state that his interview cannot occur before then.
The Jets have requested to interview Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham, Tom Pelissero tweets.
Tom Pelissero tweets that the Jets have put in a request to interview Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll for their head coaching job.
Colts’ defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus has been asked to interview for head coaching jobs with the Jets, Tom Pelissero shares.
Monday January 3, 2021
The Jets officially announced that head coach Adam Gase would not return in 2021. Candidates mentioned in the search expected to be “lengthy and thorough” include college coaches like Matt Campbell (Iowa State), Jim Harbaugh (Michigan) and Dan Mullen (Florida) , and top NFL coordinators in Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bienemy, Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, Ravens defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale, Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith and Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley.
Tom Pelissero tweets that one possible target for the Jets could be Seahawks offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, who previously served as the offensive coordinator for the franchise under Rex Ryan.