Former Morehouse and Grambling State assistant Todd Bowles is expected to be named the New York Jets head coach.

The Jets signed the 51-year-old Bowles to replace Rex Ryan, who was fired, along with GM John Idzik, on Dec. 29 after six seasons. Bowles was a hot coaching candidate after leading the Arizona Cardinals defense to one of best units in the NFL.

He also interviewed with the Chicago Bears, Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers.

In 1997, Bowles was the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Morehouse before moving to Grambling State, where he served as defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach under Doug Williams during the 1998 and 1999 seasons.

Bowles, who is a native of Elizabeth, New Jersey,  served as the Jets’ defensive backs coach in 2000.

Bowles, a Temple University graduate, played in the NFL for eight years, including starting for Washington on their 1988 Super Bowl team.


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