With rumblings that Todd Bowles will meet with Reggie McKenzie, I figure it is a good time to take an actual look at who Todd Bowles is.
Todd Bowles, 48, is a native of New Jersey who played College football at Temple University. He was passed up in the draft and was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Washington Redskins where he started two games as a rookie and was a starter on the Redskins Super Bowl XXII Championship team.
After eight seasons in the NFL (7 with Skins and 1 with SF), he retired in 1993.
After his playing career was done, he joined the player personnel department of the Green Bay Packers from 1995-96 before becoming the defensive coordinator/DB Coach at Morehouse College. From there he coached under Eddie Robinson at Grambling from 1998-99.
In 2000 Todd became the Jets Defensive Backs Coach,. He has also had a stint in Cleveland before he began working with Bill Parcells and the Cowboys. Eventually Bowles headed to Miami and this season he was promoted to Head Coach for three games, tallying a 2-1 record and nearly going 3-0 after putting a scare into the Patriots in week 16. The Dolphins also knocked the Jets out of the playoffs without Reggie Bush in Week 17.
He played under Gibbs and was mentored by Eddie Robinson and Bill Parcells. His stay in Green Bay may have been his most important as he worked with a man who may become his new boss, Reggie McKenzie.