The Jets are reportedly considering two former head coaches to be their defensive coordinator under new head coach Adam Gase.
Former Browns interim head coach Gregg Williams, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington, and former Broncos head coach Vance Joseph, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapaport, are two names who could take over under Gase.
Williams, 60, went 5-3 as Browns interim head coach after Cleveland fired Hue Jackson and helped rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield turn around the Browns' season. However, the Browns' defense ranked 30th in yards allowed and 21st in points allowed.
Joseph, 46, went 11-21 in two years as Broncos head coach. In 2018, Denver ranked 13th in points allowed and 22nd in total yards allowed.
Joseph worked as Gase's defensive coordinator when the two were both with the Dolphins in 2016. That season, Miami ranked 29th in yards allowed and 18th in points allowed.
Previously, Joseph had been a defensive backs coach with the Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers.
Williams, meanwhile, had also been a head coach with the Buffalo Bills from 2001 to 2003, going 17-31 and never finishing above .500. He moved on to become defensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins, Jacksonville Jaguars and New Orleans Saints.
His involvement in the Saints' bounty scandal led to a year-long suspension in 2012, and it wasn't until 2014 when he resumed coaching as St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator.