It sounds like you can add a pair of experienced NFL head coaches to the Jets’ search. Jim Caldwell and Mike McCarthy are both candidates.
The Jets do plan to interview former Colts and Lions coach Jim Caldwell, according to a source. It doesn’t sound like an interview is set up yet. The 63-year-old has already interviewed with the Green Bay Packers and reportedly could be on the Cleveland Browns’ list too. pic.twitter.com/Jp1CNlLFgo— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) January 1, 2019
Sources: The #Jets are expected to interview former #Packers coach Mike McCarthy for their vacant head coach position. #NYJ has one of the more coveted jobs and McCarthy would get to work with Sam Darnold. This is his first known interview.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 1, 2019
McCarthy was the long-time head coach of the Packers. He won a Super Bowl eight years ago, but things slowly declined in Green Bay through the years, leading to his firing a few weeks back.
Caldwell had stints leading the Colts and the Lions. He was the head coach for a Super Bowl trip for the Colts and a couple of Lions Playoff appearances.
I would be open to McCarthy, but if hired I’d like to see him show a willingness to adapt his offensive scheme to modern times. He fell behind the curve near the end of his Green Bay tenure.
I’d pass on Caldwell. To me he seems like the definition of an average coach. I’d like to see the Jets set their aim higher.