The Jets will interview at least one internal candidate to replace head coach Rex Ryan, with assistant head coach/running backs coach Anthony Lynn set for a chance at the big job.
Metro New York has learned and first reported that Lynn will interview with team management on Wednesday. Lynn just completed his sixth season with the team as his units have consistently been among the best in the league. This past season, the Jets were third in the league in rushing after being sixth in 2013.
He won two Super Bowls in his playing days with the Denver Broncos.
Assistant coaches on the staff of recently terminated head coaches are rarely in the running for a head coaching position but given Lynn’s success and longevity (he has been coaching in the league since 2000), it all makes him an intriguing candidate for the Jets. He’s well respected in the locker room among the players and the rest of the staff, with one team source saying that “Lynn carries himself like a future head coach.”
At the very least, he would be a candidate for a position on the new staff, possibly in a role such as offensive coordinator.