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Bill Cowher to Coach the Jets? Boomer Esiason Hints at the Chance

The 2020 season has been a disaster for the Jets, as the team sits at 0-12 after Sunday’s stunning and shocking loss at home to the Raiders which took place in the final seconds on a blitz called on now canned defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

It’s almost a given that Adam Gase won’t be back as the team’s coach in 2021, and that means there will be an interesting vacancy for the slot of Jets head coach.

One name that has not popped up in while is now Hall of Fame coach Bill Cowher, who has been on the sidelines doing television after retiring from being the head coach of the Steelers from 1992 to 2006.

Former Jets QB and current WFAN talk show host Boomer Esiason has worked with Cowher on CBS, and Monday said that he thinks there is a chance that Cowher could be on the Jets sidelines as coach in 2021.

“All I know is that yesterday, [Cowher] was showing me and Nate [Burleson] film of him coaching on the sideline where he was mic’ed up, and we looked at each other like, ‘Hmm, what does that mean?’” Esiason said.

“Is he sending a message? I’ve worked with him for 14 years and I’ve never seen that.

“He was saying to me yesterday, he’s the one that told me the Jets job is going to be really attractive, and they could hire whomever they want, and he told me he loves [G.M.] Joe Douglas.”

Cowher was rumored years ago to be up for the head coaching job of the New York Giants, but things never worked out and instead the HOF coach stayed on television.

Could the coach known as “the chin” be the next man up for the Jets? That remains to be seen, but if the franchise wants to make an immediate impact, bringing in Cowher is a quick way to do it.


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