The list of candidates for the New York Jets coaching job is approaching double digits as they seek a broad net in search of a replacement for Todd Bowles.
While many of the candidates already had an NFL experience, it is a candidate who has zero experience with NFL coaching, which is of interest to young star of the team Jamal Adams.
The former head coach of Texas Tech and the former Jets quarterback Kliff Kingsbury received the support of Adams in a tweet Tuesday night.
Kingsbury is expected to interview the jets and the Arizona Cardinals about their open coaching positions. He played for the jets in 2005 and saw the only game action of his three-year NFL career at New York.
Adams was not shy to express his opinion about what he thought had hurt the jets this season. He was stunned by fired head coach Todd Bowles, who insisted he did not have the problem with the team. Instead, he pointed out that the team needed more talent. His opinion has not got the jets to keep Bowles, and it probably will not be a deciding factor in naming his replacement. Still, it is perhaps the most prominent young star of the jets who casts his support behind a candidate for this job.
Kingsbury agreed to become the offensive coordinator of the USC after being released from Texas Texh in November.
Jim Harbaugh, Mike McCarthy, Jim Caldwell, Kris Richard, Eric Bieniemy, and Todd Monken are all coaches with NFL experience as head coaches or prominent assistants who have been connected to the job in recent days.