Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Jets are expected to request permission to interview Titans’ OC Arthur Smith for their head coaching job.
Here’s a list of candidates linked to the Jets’ vacancy in recent days:
- Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith (Requested)
- Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus (Requested)
- Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bienemy
- Ravens defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale
- Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley
- Iowa State HC Matt Campbell
- Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh
- Florida HC Dan Mullen
Smith has been linked to a number of vacancies this offseason including the Lions’ job.
Smith, 38, began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at North Carolina back in 2006. From there, he worked for the Redskins for two years before being hired as an administrative assistant/defensive intern at Ole Miss in 2010.
The Titans would hire Smith as their defensive assistant/quality control coach a year later and he worked his way to TEs coach in 2015. Tennessee promoted him to offensive coordinator after Matt LaFleur accepted the Packers’ HC job.
In 2020, the Titans offense ranked No. 2 in total yards, No. 4 in total points, No. 2 in rushing yards and No. 23 in passing yards.