Jets moving to hire Gregg Williams as defensive coordinator


The Jets think they have the man to run the other side of the ball.

New head coach Adam Gase is progressing in talks to make Gregg Williams the Jets’ defensive coordinator, The Post’s Brian Costello confirmed.

Williams was let go by the Browns after being passed over for the head-coaching job this week. He took over for fired Browns coach Hue Jackson mid-season and led the team to a 5-3 record in the interim role. Interim offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens got the job instead.

Williams, 60, has been the defensive coordinator for the Titans, Redskins, Jaguars, Saints, Rams and Browns. In New Orleans, Williams was suspended for a full season as one of the faces of the Saints’ Bountygate scandal.

The Jets were also considering former Broncos coach Vance Joseph for the position. Joseph is expected to be named the defensive coordinator of the Cardinals.