Though he’s been laying low since being fired by the Kansas City Chiefs, Todd Haley is suddenly a popular man. He’s been linked to the Arizona Cardinals, where he nearly won a Super Bowl as an offensive coordinator and now there’s talk about Haley heading back to another one of his former teams.
Haley is meeting with the New York Jets today, according to Adam Schefter, to talk about having him team up with former Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano to run the offense. The idea of the two working together again (as they did with the Dallas Cowboys) was floated last week.
Sparano is expected to take over for recently departed offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and Haley would fill the role of assistant head coach left vacant by Bill Callahan. Callahan left New York to become the offensive line coach with the Cowboys.
The idea is Sparano would handle the running game while Haley would take over the passing game.
Considering Jets head coach Rex Ryan allows his offensive coaches to do their job while he concentrates on the defensive side of the ball, New York could be a perfect situation for Haley. If he can rejuvenate a terrible Jets offense — same can be said for the Cardinals if he heads back there — it won’t be long before Haley’s name is back in the running for head coaching jobs.