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Jets request to interview with Ravens' Gary Kubiak

The New York Jets have requested permission to interview Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak for their head-coaching opening, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Kubiak led the Ravens to their highest offensive ranking in 17 years, so it's not a surprise that a team would be interested in him to be its next head coach. Under Kubiak, the Ravens finished No. 12 in offense and set a franchise record for points scored in a season (409).

The Jets are looking for a head coach after firing Rex Ryan, a former Ravens defensive coordinator, on Monday. According to Schefter, the other Jets' candidates are: Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, Seattle Seahawks assistant head coach Tom Cable, San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich and Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.

Earlier this month, Kubiak said he hasn't thought about getting another opportunity to be a head coach.

"I'm consumed with what I'm doing," said Kubiak, who joined the Ravens this season after eight years as the Houston Texans' head coach. "Every opportunity I've ever had in my life hopefully is because I'm doing a good job and working my tail off where I'm at. If you're worrying about those things, you don't enjoy what you're doing at the time. And boy am I enjoying what I'm doing right now."

In Kubiak's first season with the Ravens, quarterback Joe Flacco finished with career bests in passing yards (3,986) and touchdown passes (27). The Ravens' run game also improved from No. 30 last season to No. 8 this season.

If Kubiak were to leave, Flacco would be getting his fourth offensive coordinator in four seasons. With the way Flacco has played, the Ravens would want to hire someone familiar with Kubiak's style of West Coast offense.