Adam Schefter reports that the Jets have requested permission to interview Rams DC Brandon Staley for their head-coaching job.
Tom Pelissero of NFL Media adds that the Jets have also placed a request to interview Giants DC Patrick Graham for the vacancy.
Here’s the updated list of candidates linked to the Jets’ job:
- Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith (Requested)
- Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus (Requested)
- Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bienemy (Requested)
- Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll (Requested)
- Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley (Requested)
- Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham. (Requested)
- Ravens defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale
- Iowa State HC Matt Campbell
- Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh
- Florida HC Dan Mullen
Staley, 38 began his coaching career at Northern Illinois in 2006 and worked for a number of schools including St. Thomas, Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College, Tennessee, James Madison and John Carroll before taking his first NFL coaching job with the Bears in 2017.
Staley followed Vic Fangio to Denver after he was hired as their head coach. Stanley coached outside linebackers for three years before the Rams hired him as their defensive coordinator for the 2020 season.
In 2020, the Rams’ defense ranked No. 1 fewest yards allowed, No. 1 in fewest points allowed, No. 3 in fewest rushing yards allowed and No. 1 in fewest passing yards allowed.
Graham, 41, began his coaching career at Wagner as a graduate assistant back in 2002. He later spent three years at Richmond before landing his first NFL coaching job with the Patriots in 2009 as a defensive coaching assistant.
After seven years in New England, the Giants hired Graham as their defensive coach in 2016. Graham joined the Packers a year later as their LBs coach and run game coordinator before taking the Dolphins’ defensive coordinator job in 2019.
From there, the Giants hired Graham as their defensive coordinator for the 2020 season.
In 2020, the Giants’ defense ranked No. 12 fewest yards allowed, No. 9 in fewest points allowed, No. 10 in fewest rushing yards allowed and No. 16 in fewest passing yards allowed.