According to a report, the Kansas City Chiefs are set to name Jets linebackers coach Bob Sutton as their new defensive coordinator.
Heard last night that Chiefs requested permission to interview Bob Sutton. Now, I’m hearing Sutton will be Chiefs defensive coordinator #nyj
— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) January 11, 2013
There weren’t a ton of names being thrown around for the Chiefs’ defensive coordinator position, but Sutton has kind of come out of nowhere.
Sutton, along with coaching the linebackers for the Jets, is also the team’s assistant head coach. He has actually been with the Jets since 2000 and has survived four head coaching changes. He was the team’s defensive coordinator from 2006-2008. Sutton also has head coaching experience, having held the top job at the United States Military Academy from 1991-1999.
During Sutton’s reign as defensive coordinator in New York, under then head coach Eric Mangini, the Jets performed as follows:
2006: 6th in points allowed, 20th in yards allowed
2007: 19th in points allowed, 18th in yards allowed
2008: 16th in points allowed, 18th in yards allowed
In 2009, Rex Ryan came to town and the Jets finished 1st in both categories.
There has been no official announcement yet, so stay tuned. Still, what do you think about this likely hire?