Todd Monken Linked To Jets Job

December 31st, 2018

Former Bucs offensive coordinator/receivers coach Todd Monken is in demand near the bright lights of Broadway, which is really the suburbs of Jersey.

That’s the word from NFL Network, specifically insider Ian Rapoport whose information is suspect at times.

The Jets launched head coach Todd Bowles, “Toilet Bowles” as a disgruntled Jets fan in Joe’s family called him. They’re among eight teams scrambling with a head coaching opening.

Rapoport thinks looking at Monken “makes sense,” given his college head coaching background and the impact of the Bucs offense this season. Joe will add that it can’t hurt that his last college QB, Nick Mullens, was a surprise story of the NFL this season after going 3-5 as a starter with the 49ers. He even knocked off Seattle.

The Jets, of course, have a young QB in Sam Darnold.

Monken certainly has the personality New York would love. But Joe has to think Monken is a long shot for that gig.

34 Responses to “Todd Monken Linked To Jets Job”

  1. Pete I Says:

    Good luck to him…leaving Jameis and Licht behind must feel like a win already for him.

  2. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Yeah could be a good fit. Definitely liked Monken.

    This offense just needs a dynamic RB and 1-2 O-lineman to have the potential to challenge as the scoring leader. Thank god Jason Licht is here to find that RB…

  3. Knoxville Bucs Fan Says:

    Monk reminds me so much of Bill Parcells

  4. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Hey Pete, please go find a different team to troll.

  5. Eric Says:

    stop it Joe, you know the Glazer’s can’t handle this kind of pressure.

    Fear of another team hiring one of their coaches is what got us Rah and Koetter.

  6. D-Rome Says:

    I hope all coaches ousted from One Buc find opportunities elsewhere, including Dirk Koetter. That being said, I don’t know how Todd Monken could be qualified to be a head coach when he was abysmal as a head coach in college and over the past three years worked for an organization that had no success.

    Most coordinators are meant to be dark-room guys. The kind of that are great coordinators, sitting in a dark room studying film, but just don’t have what it takes to be a head coach.

  7. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    He’ll stay in Tampa…I just hope the Glazers and Licht don’t make him head coach.

  8. Cobraboy Says:

    Make him the official, real-life OC, not a figurehead as under Koetter…

  9. Jean Lafitte Says:

    If I were Monken I wouldn’t necessarily interview for the NY Jets but I’d darn sure find away out of Tampa Bay. Too toxic.

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We had a lot of things wrong with our coaching…..Monken wasn’t one of them.

  11. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    Best of luck to Monken where ever he goes, unless it’s the Saints, Falcons, or Panthers.

    Dude’s been nothing but the Genuine article since he got here, and he’s been great at the job asked of him every year.

  12. Pete I Says:

    Believe in Sam Darnold long term, not Jameis. Should take any interview but the Jets for an OC is a no brainer.

  13. westernbuc Says:

    If the Bucs can’t have Monken stay then by god get him out of the NFC South. He would tear our defense apart.

  14. catcard202 Says:

    The Jets need a healthy running attack-along with developing passing game continuity, to help their rook QB survive/meet NYC expectations…Not sure I see the fit with what we have seen from Monk in TB….I see McCarthy as the perfect fit for the Jets…But he’s probably now on short list in DEN, which also fits his make-up.)

  15. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Monken isn’t going anywhere.
    The Jets are interviewing a lot of guys. PFT announced 5-6 interview requests by them already.

    If anything, this will help Monken get more money from the Glazers.

  16. CitruscountyBUC Says:

    Monken’s cousin I believe is HC for ARMY which isn’t too far of a drive from JETS headquarters. I wouldn’t mind him returning but if they offered it to him, family in the area may impact his decision.

  17. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    TouchDownTampaBay Says:
    “Hey Pete, please go find a different team to troll.”


    No doubt man. The same fricking post every single day.

  18. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Bonzai not sure why you think Monken is staying when he was a hand picked Dirk guy.

    Not sure why he’d want to stay.

    But we’ll see.

  19. nate s Says:

    I like his offense with fitz but with winston its no good.. lets bring in bill cowher!

  20. rrsrq Says:

    Can you see this guy after a Jets loss “We chose to suck” in a press conference

  21. Sarasota Garey Says:

    Aren’t all teams required to give coaches of different ethnicities interviews?

  22. Darin Says:

    Do u know how coaching searches work? A new head coach will almost certainly start fresh. If the glazers tell a coach monken must stay there goes 100 percent of the good candidates.
    Having said that i love Monken. In another time he might get a shot here and might be a great hc. No way the glazers will go that route again now tho. I dont know enough about him to know if he’d make a good hc but i’d bet he’s far better than klueless. Its hard to be a football lifer and know less about game and time management than klueless. Still baffles me.

  23. Stanglassman Says:

    It’s the same half dozen Jameis haters everyday. They post multiple times each article thinking people don’t notice it’s the same hand full.

    I also surprised by the amount of people shocked Jason got another year. I thought it was pretty clear he was staying.

  24. D-Rome Says:


    Do u know how coaching searches work?

    He doesn’t. This is the same person who swore up and down the Bucs were playoff bound this year with an 11-5 record and that there’s a chance Dirk Koetter would be retained. Turns out the decision to fire Koetter was made a while ago.

    Bonzai doesn’t have inside sources to make bold proclamations. None of us do.

    Personally, I would be stunned if Monken was retained. He did a good job here, but when looking for a new head coach they’re already going to have to sell that candidate on working with Jason Licht and Jameis Winston. How are they going to sell that to an experienced and successful former head coach?

    “We’d like to hire you for the job, but you have to work with Jason, you have to work with Jameis, and you have to have Todd Monken on your staff.”

    No way! Being a head coach means you get to pick your staff. Otherwise, you’re not a head coach.

  25. Buc50 Says:

    Bill Cower…lets hire T-Rex…he’s bigger

  26. adam from ny Says:

    monk could leave and really surprise somewhere else as a HC…we might have the best choice for new head coach right in house, but can’t hire him because it won’t exactly “change culture” and stir the pot enough to fill the seats at ray jay…so he’s a no go as a hire…but we could regret it much later if he turns around another franchise…who knows…


  27. Sunny Says:

    Dirk is heading back to atl , monkins won’t be a HC this yr , but another yr or two , he will be the next offense genius

  28. Sunny Says:

    Adam , they don’t care about the money from seats , the money the Tv deal is more than enough , seats is what like 10% of total

  29. Fire Light Says:

    Monken knows what he has here. He will stay put to work with the best young QB in the league. And Jason Licht is making good decisions! Keeeeeep Licht!

  30. Fire Light Says:

    Sunny, way less than 10%.

  31. Gruden4President Says:

    @ D Rome

    What are you talking about, Monken was a very successful college HC. He turned USM’s program around after Tedford and Arroyo destroyed it. Yes the same Tedford amd Arroyo that destroyed the Bucs Lovie’s 1st yr. And his QB during that turnaround was Nick Mullens. Check your facts before you speak.

  32. Armor1977 Says:

    Pete I you actually said you believe in Sam Darnold long term. So what makes him different than Winston during his rookie year? Did you even watch any of the jets games. Darnold is not good at all. oh and the jets kept him out of the spotlight because they were scared to expose him by benching him for a couple of weeks with a “ankle injury ” after he threw 4 int in a game but nobody talked about that one huh. Go be a jets fan cause you definitely arent a bucs fan.

  33. Sunny Says:

    Fire light , that’s my point thru don’t care of ticket sales like everyone saying , they don’t get anything important from the sale of them . Stop the nonsense agurment

  34. RickinFtMyers Says:

    The Bucs should do everything they can to hold on to Todd Monken. For some reason known only to the universe, he seems able to do a better of job of communicating with the current crop of Bucs players than former head coach Dirk Koetter. There is a similar situation appearing to be unfolding in Atlanta where the Falcons are seeking to replace fired OC Steve Sarkisian with their former OC Dirk Koetter. Undeniably, the Falcons were more productive offensively under Koetter than they have been since he departed for Tampa. As we all know some people just click when put in a room together and perhaps these situations illustrate that fact. Regardless, Monken seems able to get the best out of the Bucs’ offense, while it seems Koetter somehow lost his influence.