Five days into the Jets' coaching search, there are seven known candidates and a few other names that have surfaced in connection to the job. Here's everything we know about the search and the candidates so far, from multiple sources throughout the league:
Former Packers coach Mike McCarthy
The apparent favorite. The Jets are expected to interview him "soon," a source said. He's scheduled an interview with the Cleveland Browns for next week and he reportedly turned down a request from Arizona Cardinals.
Former Colts/Lions coach Jim Caldwell
The Jets reached out to him to express an interest in interviewing. It's still unclear when that interview will take place. He's already interviewed with the Cardinals, Packers and Browns.
Former Dolphins coach Adam Gase
He is scheduled to interview with the Jets on Friday. He already interviewed with the Cardinals.
Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy
One of the hottest candidates on the market, the Jets interviewed him on Wednesday in Kansas City. He also interviewed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday and is scheduled to meet with the Miami Dolphins on Friday. He reportedly turned down a request from the Cardinals.
Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken
The Jets have requested permission to interview him, though it's not clear when that interview will take place. The Cincinnati Bengals also requested permission to interview him.
Cowboys DBs coach Kris Richard
The Jets are expected to meet with Richard on Sunday in Dallas, after the Cowboys play their first-round playoff game on Saturday night. He also has scheduled interviews with the Dolphins and Buccaneers. The Cardinals are interested too, though it's unclear if he'll be interviewing with them.
USC offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury
The Jets are interested in the former Texas Tech head coach, but the dance is always tricky with college coaches. They'll likely interview him at some point. The Cardinals are interested as well. Many around the NFL believe he's more likely to jump to the league as a coordinator first.
Iowa State coach Matt Campbell
The Jets asked to interview him for their head coaching job, but he declined.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh
The Jets reportedly did extensive background work on the former 49ers coach, but CEO Christopher Johnson strongly denied they're interested in hiring him. It sounds like Harbaugh isn't interested either. If he jumps to the NFL this cycle, the belief is it would be with the Miami Dolphins.
Baylor coach Matt Rhule
A longshot candidate that is on the NFL's radar for the future. It's unclear how interested the Jets are at this time.