6. The NY Jets could hire Doug Marrone
The Jets actually interview Doug Marrone to be their new head coach in 2015 before hiring Todd Bowles. Marrone, meanwhile, joined the Jaguars organization where he would cross paths with Saleh and Middleton.
After a brief stint as the Jaguars' interim head coach in 2016, Marrone was named head coach on a permanent basis and he'd last four years in that role. He joined Alabama as the team's offensive line coach in 2021 before returning to the NFL in 2022 in the same role with the New Orleans Saints.
Marrone is a New York native who was born and raised in The Bronx before attending Syracuse and later coaching at Cortland State. He even spent time with the Jets from 2002-2005 as the team's offensive line coach.
Marrone has plenty of history with the Jets' organization and members of the team's coaching staff. If the Jets offer Marrone a pay raise or a more important role, they could poach him from the Saints.
5. The NY Jets could hire Todd Monken
Todd Monken might not have any direct ties to the Jets' coaching staff, but if the team is looking to replace LaFleur with a splash addition, he's about as good as they're going to do.
Monken was a hot head coaching commodity not too long ago before an ill-fated stint as the Cleveland Browns' offensive coordinator under Freddie Kitchens tanked his stock.
That was until he revitalized his career as Kirby Smart's offensive coordinator at Georgia. Monken has managed to transform Stetson Bennett from a physically-limited, walk-on quarterback into a Heisman finalist and multi-time National Champion.
NFL teams will be calling for Monken in the near future, and if the Jets are willing to throw big money at him, they might just be able to pry him away from Georgia.