The Jets will soon be in need of a head coach, as the writing on the wall suggests that the team will Todd Bowles at season’s end, possibly on Black Monday.
Lucky for them, this particular season figures to have a number of viable candidates becoming available. It’s possible that both Mike McCarthy and John Harbaugh could be out of a job, both of whom won Super Bowls in the past.
But the Jets apparently have their sights set on McCarthy, at least as one of their top candidates, if not at the top of the list.
A report from NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo indicates that McCarthy is “very high” on the Jets’ list, in a video you can watch by clicking here.
This makes a ton of sense, as McCarthy is a former quarterbacks coach, and he’s been known to work magic with young signal-callers. The Jets drafted Sam Darnold with the third pick in this year’s draft, and they appear to have their franchise quarterback for years to come. McCarthy’s playcalling and route concepts may be a bit basic, which is why he and Aaron Rodgers often clashed, but that simple approach may be exactly what Darnold needs to develop and gain confidence in the future.
And McCarthy, to his credit, led the Packers to the playoffs more often than not — somewhere the Jets haven’t been since the 2010 season.