Jets Staff to Coach in 2022 Reese’s Senior Bowl

Less than two days after the end of the 2021 Jets regular season, HC Robert Saleh and his team have already entered the next chapter as they were selected to coach Reese’s Senior Bowl 2022 in Mobile, AL with the Detroit Lions. . .

“We are very grateful to Jim Nagy and his team for the chance to work with some of the best young players in the country this week,” said Saleh. “The New York Jets are thrilled to have the opportunity to engage with these young men and be a part of the entire Senior Bowl.”

The match will take place on Saturday February 5, but the benefits for Saleh, Joe Douglas and their squads extend far beyond match day as the week will feature multiple practice sessions and reunions with some of the top prospects in the game. country. Jets rookie RB Michael Carter attended the event last year and played in the game before being selected in the fourth round in 2021. The North Carolina product ran for 60 yards on eight races in the game. Fifth-round pick Hamsah Nasirildeen, a Florida state goalie, is also a former Senior Bowl alumnus.

The last time the Greens and Whites coached in the game was in 1979 when they worked with – Mark Gastineau and Marty Lyons – before the New York Sack Exchange was formed. Both players are now in the Ring of Honor and Gastineau, who won the Northern Team Outstanding Defensive Lineman award in the 1979 Senior Bowl, led the NFL in sacks in 1983 and 1984. .

Saleh was on the 49ers staff who coached Reese’s Senior Bowl in 2019 before going from 4-12 in 2018 to 13-3 and a trip to the Super Bowl in ’19. San Francisco selected Pro Bowl WR Deebo Samuel, who competed in the Senior Bowl, in the second round in 2019.

The Jets have nine picks in the 2022 NFL Draft, including four in the top 38 in addition to a pair of fourth and fifth round picks.

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