According to a report from the New York Post, the Jets were interested in current 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh before ultimately singing current head coach Rex Ryan in the 2009 off-season.
This doesnât come as much of a shock, as Harbaugh was a coveted commodity at Stanford. According to the Post the Jets Flew to Arizona to interview a potential coaching candidate then âsecretlyâ flying to California to interview Harbaugh. Harbaugh would later take himself out of the running for the Jetsâ head coaching vacancy which resulted in the Jets eventually hiring Rex Ryan as their coach.
What started out as a strong head coaching filling for the Jets has since gone sour. Ryan took the Jets to the AFC Champion his first two seasons as head coach, but has won 14 games the previous two season, missing out on the playoffs both season. Ryan will have to turn it around in 2013 if he wants to be employed by the Jets.
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