The New York Jets were searching for a leader, someone who could bring a frustrated, playoff-starved franchise back to respectability. The Jets reached an agreement in principle with the popular and energetic San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Thursday night to hire him as their head coach. Saleh replaces Adam Gase, who was fired by on Jan. 3 after going 9-23 in two seasons.
Saleh is set to leave his post as defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers.
The hiring also serves as a beacon to a community that is too often marginalized as not really American, or, even worse, as a threat to America.