On his "Inside the Pylon" segment during SNY's Jets pregame show on Sunday, NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano dropped some knowledge about Jets DC Gregg Williams.
And that news is his "DC" title potentially changing to "HC" next season.
"Two NFL executives told me this week that the job Williams has done with the Jets defense this season should be enough to get him at least some consideration for a head coaching job if enough jobs become available," Vacchiano revealed.
Williams has three years of head coaching experience, stemming back to his seasons with the Bills from 2001-03. He had a 17-31 overall record there, but fared better in his interim head coaching last season with the Browns when he went 5-3.
He's a defensive minded head coach, obviously, but that won't be the main problem for Williams if he's considered. Vacchiano broke down the two main flaws that could hinder his candidacy.
"Now there are two main obstacles facing him," Vacchiano said. "One is that he is 61 years old and the NFL is definitely trending towards younger coaches. The other is the big one: he still carries baggage from the bounty gate scandal from nearly a decade ago. He brushed off questions about that when he was hired by the Jets, but it's something that he and a new team that would hire him has to deal with as the head coach."
Williams' impact on the Jets' defense has been undeniable, and New York would love him back next season. But another team could be on his radar to give him another crack at leading an NFL squad in 2020.