Robert Saleh, 49ers DC Hired By NY Jets To Be The Head Coach

Robert Saleh
Robert Saleh

Robert Saleh, defensive coordinator of 49ers has got a brand new NFL club for him. The defensive coordinator of the 49ers has agreed to sign a deal and become the NY Jets’ head coach, according to the teams’ announcement on Thursday night. Ian Rapoport, Network Insider, NFL reported that the deal of Saleh is for 5 years.

Rapoport also added that Mike LaFleur, the coordinator of the passing game at 49ers will be the 1st member to be included in the first staff of Robert Saleh. He will also act as the offensive coordinator of the team. Saleh got hired after there was an expansive search for head coaches in which the Jets completed around one dozen interviews for finding the most suitable leader for their team. Rapoport along with Mike Garafolo, NFL Network, reported on Tuesday that Robert Saleh was sought by the club for the last 2 coaching cycles, he was also the finalist for the coach’s position.

Every Club Of The League Wanted A Piece Of Robert Saleh

He flew for a 2nd interview to the New Jersey/New York area. A couple of days later, the NY Jets finalized their guy. As an answer to the vacancies of their head coach positions, Changers, Eagles, Jaguars, Lions, and Falcons had an interest in Robert. The Texans remained the only time who has not requested one interview with Saleh, the 41 years old coach. Saleh who is the main guy of the defense of San Francisco for the last 4 seasons, was the light and guiding force and the reason behind the transformation of the unit into a devastating defensive group of the NFL.

During his time in his earlier club, Robert Saleh became a league favorite and a fan. Shortly following the announcement, Richard Sherman, Cornerback of San Francisco who has remained with this franchise since 2018 congratulated Saleh, who is also his former DC clubmate.