Kliff Kingsbury Meeting With Jets

It’s been only an hour since we heard that former Texas Tech coach and current USC offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury would begin interviewing with NFL teams after USC previously denied his permission, and now he’s already taking his first meeting. 

Kingsbury is meeting with the Jets today about their head coaching vacancy, a source told Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports (Twitter link). The Jets and Cardinals have been the two teams most heavily linked to Kingsbury, and the report earlier today was that there was “strong mutual interest” between Kingsbury and the Cardinals. Now it sounds like the Jets might be hoping to steal him away before Arizona ever gets the chance.

Kingsbury was known for always running innovative and creative offenses at Texas Tech, and there’s been a lot of NFL buzz about him as the league’s offenses trend more and more toward adapting college concepts. The Jets are seemingly looking for an offensive mind to pair with Sam Darnold, so Kingsbury would certainly make sense.

New York interviewed Jim Caldwell earlier today, and has been linked to several other offensive coaches like Mike McCarthy and Jim Harbaugh. At this point Kingsbury seems like a solid bet to make the jump to the pro ranks, whether it’s as a head coach or an offensive coordinator.

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5 comments on “Kliff Kingsbury Meeting With Jets

  1. steelerbravenation

    Chip Kelly without the success. This would be such a Jets move. The Jets should be going hard for a guy with experience. Not the flavor of the month.

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  2. manos

    “Mutual interest”? Nobody’s interested in coaching the Cardinals.

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  3. GMB 883

    Klingsbury should at least be an OC in the NFL before he’s hired as an HC. Fired from his college HC job at TT, then hired by USC to be their OC and now the Jets and Cardinals would consider him to be their OC? This is why there are 6 to 8 HC positions open in the NFL every year.

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  4. nola8711

    I love Kliff, but why? Aside from Pete Carroll, I can’t think of a college coach who succeeded in the NFL.

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