The New York Jets’ new head coach Todd Bowles has brought one of his former Arizona coaches with him to New York in linebackers coach Mike Caldwell.
The Jets have now found both an offensive and defensive coordinator, and are rounding out the staff around them. Caldwell was the linebackers coach for Bowles with the Cardinals and joins Bowles and new defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers with a track record of defensive success.
Caldwell was a candidate to replace Bowles as the Cardinals new defensive coordinator, so the trust he built in Arizona bodes well for his future in New York. The hire should help to make Bowles feel comfortable in his head coaching debut, and assist him in implementing his style of defense with the Jets.