The New York Jets have hired Matt Sheldon to be their new director of football research and strategy. The move went unannounced.
The New York Jets have added another individual to their front office, as they hire Matt Sheldon to be their new director of football research and strategy. The move went unannounced, however, Rich Cimini of ESPN broke the news on Tuesday.
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) July 16, 2019
Prior to the two positions listed in Cimini’s Tweet, Sheldon has had numerous other jobs in the NFL. In 2010-2011, Sheldon was the assistant defensive backs coach in Minnesota.
Before that, he was the linebackers coach for the Bills from 2006-09. Going back even further, Sheldon held the role of defensive assistant with the then-St. Louis Rams from 2001-05.
The Jets have taken on a whole new look in numerous aspects this offseason when it comes to the organization. Along with hiring Adam Gase to be their new head coach and Joe Douglas to be their new general manager, they’ve hired numerous new faces in the front office and changed the look of their uniforms.
Gang Green has also made numerous signings to help improve their roster, such as Le’Veon Bell, Jamison Crowder, and CJ Mosley. Quarterback Sam Darnold will be looking to improve greatly in his second year in the pros as well.
With a new head coach, new running back and a receiving corp with much promise and potential, a great season from the former USC Trojan is certainly a possibility.
The Jets rookies report to training camp on Friday, with the veterans reporting next Wednesday.