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Donald Trump’s bizarre NFL take: Robert Saleh is larger than Vince Lombardi


Donald Trump’s rallies are likely to go off-topic, however it was still surprising when he decided to declare that Robert Saleh, who has only held a head coaching job within the NFL since 2021, is “greater than Vince Lombardi”. The forty fifth President of the U.S. made the statement in reference to the Week 2 Latest York Jets’ comeback win against the Cleveland Browns.

While Saleh has shown plenty of promise, and appears to be guiding a turbulent Jets franchise in the fitting direction, it’s laughable to place him on the identical plane because the two-time Super Bowl champion (and 5-time NFL Champion) Vince Lombardi. The literal namesake of the Super Bowl trophy.

Trump’s decision to laud the Jets while at a political rally in North Carolina is probably going as a consequence of the Latest York franchise’s owner Woody Johnson being in attendance. Trump and Johnson are close political allies, and the previous President had actually appointed the Jets’ owner as ambassador to the United Kingdom during his tenure.

Robert Saleh is the primary Muslim head coach in NFL history can be the fourth Arab-American head coach (of Lebanese descent) of the league. He has a combined record of 5 wins and 14 losses in his two seasons in Latest York, but appears to be doing well despite being within the fiercely competitive AFC East, win which he has to battle with the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, and Latest England Patriots for a playoff berth.

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