The Jets are bringing in Gregg Williams to help with their defense.
Williams will be named the Jets defensive coordinator, according to ESPN, which cites unidentified league sources.
Jets finalizing deal with former Browns’ interim HC Gregg Williams to become their defensive coordinator, per source. Williams was the defensive coordinator the Jets were targeting no matter who their HC was; they got their man.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 15, 2019
According to the report, Williams was the man the Jets wanted to run the team’s defense no matter who was hired as head coach. New York officially announced Adam Gase as the team’s head man this week.
Williams was not retained as the head coach of the Browns after he led the team to a 5-3 record after being given the interim title during the 2018 season following Hue Jackson’s firing.
He was the defensive coordinator before and has served the same role with the Rams, Saints, Jaguars, Redskins, Oilers and Titans.
He also went 17-31 as the head coach of the Bills from 2001-03.
Williams is known for running a base 4-3 defense, and the Jets ran a 3-4 under former head coach Todd Bowles, so the team will have to go through a transition on that side of the ball under Williams.