A former Jets coach a decade ago, Doug Marrone went 3-1 against the Jets as head coach of the Buffalo Bills.
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The New York Jets are reaching out to a former assistant head coach who was once their opponent for their vacant head coaching job.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Jets are interviewing former Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone on Saturday.
Marrone opted out of his contract with the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday, and immediate speculation linked the coach to the Jets.
Rapoport added that that interest is strong on both sides of the table for Marrone, a former offensive line coach from 2002 to 2005, to become the Jets’ next coach. The job became vacant after team owner Woody Johnson fired head coach Rex Ryan the Monday after the end of the 2014 regular season.
The Jets interviewed former assistant head coach Anthony Lynn on Wednesday, fulfilling the Rooney Rule requirement. So if Marrone is indeed their man, the Jets could hire him as soon as they come to an agreement.
New York has also requested to interview Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich and Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.