At the conclusion of the regular season, the New York Jets fired head coach Rex Ryan and GM John Idzik, and then they started searching for replacements.
Jets requested HC interviews with Cards DC Todd Bowles, SEA asst HC Tom Cable, BALT OC Gary Kubiak, SD OC Frank Reich, SEA DC Dan Quinn.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 30, 2014
Frank Reich? Crazier things have happened. In today's NFL, head coaches don't necessarily need to be great playcallers, as long as they have a strong staff around them. After learning from Ken Whisenhunt and Mike McCoy, the Jets could be thinking that Reich is the right man to lead from the top.
Now, there's another (possibly) interested party.
Marrone is a hot name around the NFL, with an easy-to-escape contract with the Bills and a lot of teams that are hoping to get a coach that can turn them around the way Marrone has seemingly turned around Buffalo. If a team such at the Raiders or 49ers wanted to offer him a lot more money, why wouldn't he go?
If he did, Reich would be a logical fit in Buffalo. He was a part of the Bills' "glory years" and is beloved in that city and organization. Again, giving him a strong staff and letting him take the reigns is not a crazy move. In fact, it would probably be a good one.
I'm not sure who would replace Reich if he were to leave the Chargers, and I'm not thrilled at the idea of Philip Rivers playing for 4 different Offensive Coordinators in 4 seasons, but we'll address that if and when the time comes. For now, just know that Reich seems to be on the short list of guys that will have the chance to nail the interview and become a head coach.
Telesco says he's not surprised Jets are interested in interviewing Frank Reich for vacant HC position "but selfishly I hope he stays here"— Marty Caswell (@MartyCaswell) December 31, 2014