Boomer Esiason hints at Bill Cowher Jets interest: ‘Really attractive’
Does Boomer Esiason know something everyone else doesn’t? Could Bill Cowher, the retired longtime Steelers coach be interested in the Jets job when it opens?
During his morning show on WFAN, Esiason, who works with Cowher on CBS’ “The NFL Today” show, made it sound like Cowher might have at least a little interest.
He was discussing the disaster that is the Jets with “Boomer And Gio” co-host Gregg Giannotti, when Giannotti said Cowher would be perfect, but would never happen.
“Really? What do you mean it’s never going to happen?” Boomer asked.
“All I know is that yesterday, he was showing me and Nate [Burleson] film of him coaching on the sideline where he was mic’ed up, and we looked at each other like, ‘hmm, what does that mean?’ Is he sending a message? I’ve worked with him for 14 years and I’ve never seen that.”
The Jets’ head coaching position is almost assuredly a lock to be open after the 2020 season ends. The current titleholder, Adam Gase, is mired in an 0-12 season with little player progress to show for his two years with the team.
Esiason went on to say that Cowher is a “really fit 63 years old.”
“He was saying to me yesterday, he’s the one that told me the Jets job is going to be really attractive, and they could hire whomever they want,” Esiason said, “and he told me he loves Joe Douglas.”
Esiason said Cowher’s wife is a big Jets fan, one who even refers to them as “we.” Cowher hasn’t coached since 2006. He would be a splash hire.
“I asked a couple people at CBS yesterday, when I was talking to Adam Schein and Kyle Long, and I asked the guys who were Jets fans,” Esiason. “All five of them were, and when I asked what they’d think about coach Cowher being the Jets coach, they went wild.”