Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

After hiring Adam Gase to be their head coach, the New York Jets could reportedly be closing in on a deal with Gregg Williams as their next defensive coordinator.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported Friday that the two sides are in discussions and that “things are progressing in this direction” for Williams to land the job. He added that “those involved believe it’ll get done.”

Williams was recently in contention for the Cleveland Browns’ head coaching job that ultimately went to Freddie Kitchens. He was Cleveland’s interim head coach after Hue Jackson was fired, leading the Browns to a 5-3 record during the second half of the season.

Prior to joining Jackson’s staff in Cleveland, Williams was a head coach in Buffalo for three years back in the early 2000s. He is also a longtime defensive coordinator in the league. Of course, he became infamous for his involvement in the Bountygate scandal that rocked the New Orleans Saints in 2012.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.