NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets accomplished their in-person second interview with Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith on Thursday as their seek for a head coach continues.
Smith had a distant assembly with the Jets on Monday. The workforce flew him in Wednesday to satisfy with workforce chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson, workforce president Hymie Elhai and normal supervisor Joe Douglas. The go to continued by means of Thursday morning earlier than Smith left the workforce facility in Florham Park, New Jersey.
Smith is the second of the 9 candidates the Jets have interviewed to have an in-person sitdown with workforce officers. San Francisco defensive coordinator Robert Saleh met with New York on Tuesday and Wednesday earlier than heading for an in-person interview with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The 38-year-old Smith was additionally anticipated to satisfy with the Eagles and is likely one of the hottest teaching candidates.
The Jets fired Adam Gase on Jan. 3 and have spoken to 9 candidates since. They will host the opposite candidates whose groups aren’t taking part in within the postseason, together with Carolina offensive coordinator Joe Brady, Indianapolis defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus and former Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis.
Kansas Metropolis offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Buffalo offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, New Orleans defensive backs coach Aaron Glenn, and Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley have additionally had distant interviews with New York — however their groups are nonetheless within the playoffs they usually can’t but have in-person conferences.
Smith has been a Titans assistant for 10 seasons, together with the final two as Tennessee’s offensive coordinator. He oversaw an offense that tied for second this season in complete yards per sport, led by 2,000-yard rusher Derrick Henry. He has additionally helped Ryan Tannehill, the AP Comeback Participant of the Yr final season, change into one of many NFL’s best passers. Tannehill threw a career-high 33 landing passes this season.
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