Suspended NFL coach Gregg Williams is reportedly very close to getting a new job. Williams is set to be reinstated by Roger Goodell sometime after the Super Bowl and the Tennessee Titans will waste no time in getting him on their staff, as the team is reportedly “very close” to agreeing to a deal that will make Williams the Titans new assistant head coach when he’s reinstated.
I can confirm ESPN report about Gregg Williams becoming an assistant head coach with the Titans. Move is pending his reinstatement to NFL…
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 27, 2013
Adam Schefter reported earlier on Saturday that Williams could be reinstated by Goodell before the Super Bowl, which would mean Williams could finalize his contract with the Titans and be prepared to start offseason preparations with the team.
Filed to ESPN: Suspended former Saints DC Gregg Williams already has met with Titans and is on verge of becoming Tennessee’s assistant HC.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 27, 2013
There was some talk this offseason that the Titans could fire head coach Mike Munchak but he ended up being retained. Williams got some head coaching attention last offseason before accepting a job with the Rams as defensive coordinator. Williams got about half a foot in the door before the Bounty-gate anvil dropped and crushed his 2012 season.
But with Munchak on thin ice in Tennessee, this could be a calculated move to oust him should next season go poorly and replace him with Williams. Should Goodell reinstate Williams this week, all of the Bounty-gate loose ends will have been tied up before the Super Bowl.
The NFL hasn’t made any indication of when Williams will be reinstated, but the fact that he already has a job lined up means it can’t be very far off.