Dearborn native Robert Saleh’s hiring by Jets source of pride for Muslim Americans
FILE - San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh is shown during an NFL football game against Arizona Cardinals, in Santa Clara, Calif., in this Sept. 13, 2020, file photo. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)NEW YORK – Robert Saleh has made history that extends far beyond any football field. That's a source of great pride for a group that has been generally underrepresented in the league's on-field leadership roles. He was a popular candidate among the seven teams looking for a new coach this offseason, and quickly emerged as the favorite for the Jets job. “Robert Saleh has made history on the field and off,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted Friday night.