Mike Garafolo reports that the Redskins met with Todd Bowles early this week, but no specific role was discussed. Instead, Garafolo says that it was more about touching base and seeing where things stood for both sides.
Ian Rapoport reports that former Jets HC Todd Bowles is the “top choice” to join Bruce Arians‘ staff with the Buccaneers.
This isn’t the first we’ve heard about Bowles joining Arians in Tampa Bay.
Josh Weinfuss of ESPN previously reported that it was “very likely” Arians would ill try to reassemble the coaching staff he had with the Cardinals if he’s hired as the Buccaneers’ next head coach.
Weinfuss added that there’s a “good chance” Bowles end up as the team’s defensive coordinator if Arians gets the job.
Bowles, 54, began his NFL coaching career with the Packers back in 1995 as a player personnel staff member before working for a number of teams including the Jets, Browns, Cowboys, Dolphins, Eagles and Cardinals.
The Jets hired Bowles as their head coach for the 2015 season and signed him to an extension last through 2020 last year. However, he was fired following the 2018 season.
During his four years as Jets’ head coach, Bowles led the team to a record of 24-40 (37.4 percent) and no playoff appearances.