coordinator Robert Saleh as head coach, a transfer which might make him the primary Muslim to take cost of an NFL workforce. Saleh, 41, has been with the 49ers since 2017 and has additionally labored for groups together with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Seattle Seahawks and the Houston Texans.
“Saleh will grow to be the Jets’ 20th head coach in franchise historical past and their 18th coach appointed to take Inexperienced and White reins earlier than the beginning of a brand new season,” the Jets posted on their web site.
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, a civil rights group, stated Saleh could be the third Arab-American head coach within the NFL after Abe Gibron and Wealthy Kotite, however could be the primary ever Muslim Head Coach
The appointment has been welcomed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil rights physique, reported the US information community NBC.