The Jets announced Saturday that they completed an interview with Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady.
Brady came to prominence in the college game in 2019 with LSU. His work on offense helped develop Joe Burrow into the Heisman Trophy winner and the top overall pick in the Draft. He jumped to the pros this year as part of Matt Rhule’s staff.
Brady is about as big of a projection as a candidate can be. Only 31 years old, he would be one of the youngest, least experienced head coaching hires in NFL history. He also is viewed as one of the hottest cutting edge offensive minds in the game. The question is whether he is ready to run his own team and deal with all of the responsibilities that come from that.
He is the fourth candidate the Jets have interviewed after Eric Bieniemy, Marvin Lewis, and Robert Saleh. This interview also provides a reminder not to make major assumptions about the search based on media reports. There were no reports I saw of the Jets requesting an interview with Brady prior to today. Some speculated that this meant he wasn’t a candidate. Apparently the Jets just were able to keep this from leaking.