Kevin Greene will coach again in the NFL in 2017 and unfortunately it won’t be with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Greene, who made it clear a few weeks ago that he’s ready to resume his coaching career, has been hired by the New York Jets to coach their outside linebackers, according to Adam Caplan.
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) January 27, 2017
A few weeks ago, Greene indicated to me that he would be more than happy to coach the Steelers outside linebackers in 2017 should the team ultimately have an opening on their staff for that job. All of this came on the heels of current outside linebackers coach Joey Porter being arrested following an incident that took place outside of a South Side bar after the Steelers beat the Miami Dolphins in the AFC Wild Card game.
While Porter was immediately placed on leave by the Steelers while they investigated his incident, he was eventually reinstated to the staff ahead of the team’s Divisional Round playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Greene, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016, last coached with the Green Bay Packers in 2013. He reportedly stepped away from coaching after the 2013 season in order to spend time with his children. Now that Greene’s son is in college and playing football for Southern Mississippi, the former Steelers linebacker is now ready to resume his coaching career.