Report: Jets Will Name Todd Bowles Head Coach
(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) — The Jets have found their replacement for Rex Ryan: Todd Bowles.
ESPN’s Josina Anderson was informed by Bowles via text message that he will take the head coaching position with New York. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the deal is for four years.
Bowles comes over from the Arizona Cardinals where he served as defensive coordinator for the past two seasons. Previously, he served in the same position with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012 and was the assistant head coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2008-2011. Bowles was also the interim head coach of the Dolphins for the final three games of the 2011 season.
This season, the Cardinals finished 11-5, carried largely by their defense, especially after starting quarterback Carson Palmer was injured in week 10. Arizona finished 5th in points allowed (18.7 ppg).
Bowles, 51, is New Jersey native who grew up in Elizabeth and attended Temple University. He played 8 seasons in the NFL: seven with the Washington Redskins (1986-1990, 1992-93) and one with the San Francisco 49ers (1991).
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