NY Jets request to interview Saints defensive backs coach Aaron Glenn

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The NY Jets requested an interview with Saints defensive backs coach Aaron Glenn.

The NY Jets have reportedly requested an interview with their seventh head coaching candidate, and this time, it’s someone fans should be very familiar with.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Thursday that the Jets had put in a request to interview New Orleans Saints defensive backs coach Aaron Glenn. The same Aaron Glenn that played eight years with the Jets from 1994 to 2001.

A first-round pick of the Jets some 27 years ago, Glenn would go on to be named to three Pro Bowls, two of which were with the team that drafted him. He was selected by the Houston Texans in the 2002 Expansion Draft thus ending his Jets career.

He’d later reunite with head coach Bill Parcells in Dallas before finishing his career with short stints in Jacksonville and New Orleans. But just four years after his retirement, he started to get into the coaching world.

Glenn’s first position was actually as the general manager of the Houston Stallions, an indoor football team in the short-lived Lone Star Football League. Soon after, however, Glenn reunited with the Jets joining the organization as a personnel scout.

The Texas native would spend two years with the Jets from 2012 to 2013 as a scout before leaving to join the Cleveland Browns as their assistant defensive backs coach.

After two years with the Browns, he was offered a promotion by the Saints to become their new defensive backs/secondary coach. And since 2016, there’s where he’s been — slowly climbing the coaching ranks.

The NY Jets are the first team to interview Aaron Glenn for a head coach position

While this is the first head coach interview that Glenn has received, this isn’t the first time that a team has tried to pry him away from the Saints. Back in 2019, the Cincinnati Bengals attempted to interview him for their defensive coordinator opening.

And just a year ago, the New York Giants attempted to do the same only for him to return to New Orleans. The Jets, however, clearly have bigger plans for their former cornerback.

Glenn is a Parcells disciple having played under the legendary NFL head coach from 1997 to 1999 with the Jets and again in 2005 and 2006 with the Cowboys.

It is likely a little early in his coaching career for him to receive a head coach position, but he’s worth bringing in for the interview nonetheless. And who knows, if he nails the interview, he might just receive the opportunity of a lifetime.

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Glenn joins the likes of Eric Bieniemy, Arthur Smith, Brian Daboll, Matt Eberflus, Brandon Staley, and Robert Saleh as individuals the Jets plan to interview over the coming days/weeks.