After losing key defensive players Corey Littleton, Dante Fowler Jr., Aqib Talib, Clay Matthews, etc. no one expected the Rams to become the best defensive team this season. However, that is actually what they were able to accomplish with the help of defensive coordinator Brandon Staley. Staley’s ability to right the ship has caught the eye of a couple of NFL teams in search of their next head coach.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the New York Jets have requested permission to interview Staley for their vacant head coach position. Sports Illustrated’s Michael Silver also reported that the Chargers are interested as well.
Jets requested permission to interview Rams' DC Brandon Staley for their HC job, per source. Rams have playoff game Saturday, so his interview is not allow to occur before then.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 4, 2021
The Jets parted ways with former head coach Adam Gase after the team finished last in the AFC East with a 2-14 record. In two years as the head coach, Gase led the team to a 9-23 record. Former Chargers’ head coach Anthony Lynn led the team to a 33-31 record in four years at the helm.
After spending time as the outside linebacker coach for the Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos before being hired as the Rams’ defensive coordinator. Staley’s defense ranks first in passing yards allowed, second in sacks, third in rushing yards allowed, and so on. Due to the team’s playoff game scheduled on Saturday, no team will be allowed to interview Staley until the Rams’ season is over. Hopefully, that won’t be for another couple of weeks.