According to Tom Pelissero, the Jets have fired DC Gregg Williams.
New York’s defense under Williams has been bad this year, but it appears Williams’ Cover-0 call that led to the Raiders’ game-winning touchdown with five seconds left on Sunday was the final straw for the team.
Ian Rapoport expects Williams’ son, Blake Williams, to depart from his role as a defensive assistant as well.
Connor Hughes reports the Jets will name assistant head coach Frank Bush as interim defensive coordinator.
Williams, 62, has worked for several NFL teams over the course of his career including the Oilers/Titans, Bills, Redskins, Jaguars, Saints, and Rams before the Browns hired him as their defensive coordinator for the 2017 season.
After the Browns fired Hue Jackson in 2018, Williams was elevated to interim head coach. He was not retained and joined the Jets as their defensive coordinator.
In 2020 under Williams, the Jets ranked 29th in yards per game, 30th in points per game, 31st in passing yards per game and No. 9 in rushing yards per game.