Report: Jets looking at Gregg Williams as defensive coordinator
Per a report fromESPN’s Adam Schefter, the New York Jets are interested in freshly available former Cleveland Browns interim head coach Gregg Williams for their vacant defensive coordinator position. New Jets head coach Adam Gase is looking to fill out his staff, and reports indicate Williams is on his list of interest.
Williams was let go from the Browns on Wednesday when the team announced Freddie Kitchens would be the new head coach. The 60-year-old Williams served as the Browns defensive coordinator for 2017-18 before taking over for the deposed Hue Jackson.
It’s an interesting choice. Williams proved his worth as the interim head coach in Cleveland, but his defensive units were not good. Despite having the likes of Myles Garrett, Denzel Ward, Joe Schobert, Damarious Randall, Larry Ogunjobi and Jabrill Peppers, the Browns ranked in the bottom 3 in total defense in 2018.