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Former Redskin Todd Bowles Hired As New Jets Head Coach

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on January 15, 2015 – 9:18 am

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The New York Jets announced the hiring of Todd Bowles Wednesday as their new head coach.

Did you know he has some Redskins history?

Bowles played eight seasons (1986-90; 1992-93) for the Redskins as a defensive back and free safety, hauling in 15 interceptions and recovering seven fumbles over his career.

After going undrafted out of Temple, he signed with the Redskins and went on to play in 117 career regular-season games, including starting for the 1987 Super Bowl XXII championship team.

Bowles went into coaching shortly after retiring, beginning with the Packers and then migrating to the Jets as a defensive backs coach. He then jumped to the Browns, Cowboys and Dolphins before becoming defensive coordinator for the Eagles and most recently the Cardinals.

“There was his intelligence — he called the signals for our [Redskins] defense, which was very complex,” said former Redskins general manager Charles Casserly to the New York Post. “And he was hungry, he wanted it bad.”

Check out the photo gallery of Bowles’ playing career below.

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