The Jets, coming off one of the worst seasons in franchise history, have reached an agreement in principle with 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh to be their next head coach.
The agreement is for five years, leagues sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Saleh, 41, who interviewed virtually last Friday, quickly established himself as the Jets’ front-runner. On Tuesday, he flew to New Jersey for a second interview. On Thursday, the Jets concluded a second interview with Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith. At that point, the Jets held internal discussions and decided to make an offer to Saleh, a source said.
Jets are hiring former 49ers’ DC Robert Saleh as their next head coach, per league sources. The two sides now have reached agreement on a five-year deal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 15, 2021
We’ve reached an agreement in principle with Robert Saleh to become our head coach.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) January 15, 2021