Robert Saleh was pretty stoked about receiving a call from a former President.
Robert Saleh joined ESPN New York’s The Michael Kay Show and the Jets head coach confirmed receiving a phone call from Donald Trump. Former President Donald Trump called Jets head coach Robert Saleh following New York’s Week 2 comeback win against the Cleveland Browns.
“Love him or hate him — and I’m not a politician, I’m a football coach — taking a call from a current or former president is pretty cool. … It was surprising. If you would have told 20-year-old me that one day I would get a call from a president of the United States congratulating us on a win as an NFL head coach … it’s pretty surreal.”
Saleh said he talked with Trump for “a few minutes.” It was last week when Trump recalled the Jets’ win over the Browns during a rally in North Carolina.
“I called the coach because I think the coach is a great guy. General manager, too. I said, ‘Coach, you’re greater than Vince Lombardi, because Vince Lombardi never did that.’ He was never able to pull out a game like that, because that was the craziest thing I’ve ever seen. The game was done, it was over.”
Saleh and the Jets shocked everybody by scoring a pair of touchdowns with less than two minutes remaining for the 31-30 comeback win.
The New York Jets currently sit at 1-2 on the year, which is good for a tie with the New England Patriots at the bottom of the division.
Veteran Joe Flacco has filled in for Zach Wilson throwing for 901 yards, 5 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions in the three games.