I am so damn excited for Saleh. He is a leader. Unbelievable man and coach. Can’t wait to watch him turn around the Jets organization!— Joe Staley (@jstaley74) January 15, 2021
Credit to Joe Douglas for an open mind in both the search and HC hiring process.— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) January 15, 2021
Douglas had never met Saleh before Saleh’s Zoom interview Friday.
Didn’t matter. Past relationships & resume crossovers didn’t matter.
A meritocracy. Best candidate—not buddy—won. @gmfb @nyjets
Knowing Robert Saleh, he will be steady, prepared and have his staff’s and players’ allegiance. Epitome of a leader.— Steve Wyche (@wyche89) January 15, 2021
Text from @49ers GM John Lynch on Robert Saleh: "Robert's earned this opportunity. He's smart, a tremendously gifted leader and ready for this challenge. We'll miss him dearly but he's left us better and we'll be proud of all that he'll accomplish. The @Jets are very fortunate."— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 15, 2021
The Jets & Robert Saleh agree to a 5-year deal for him to become their next head coach.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 15, 2021
The 49ers defense ranked in the Top 10 in yards per game, 3rd down pct, and defensive efficiency since Saleh became the 49ers defensive coordinator in 2017. pic.twitter.com/EFhs53GG4F