Todd Bowles Biography
Todd Robert Bowles is an American former player and football coach who is the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. Bowles previously served as the head coach of the New York Jets.
Todd Bowles Age
Todd was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States, on 18 November 1963. He is 58 years old.
Todd Bowles Height
Bowels stand at an average height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m).
Todd Bowles Education
Bowles attended and graduated from Elizabeth High School based in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Todd played college football at the University of Temple (Class of 1985), where he was a four-year starting cornerback for Bruce Arians, for whom Bowles would be an assistant coach decades later when Arians was head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL.
Todd Bowles Family
He was born and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States by his caring mother Joan Bowles. Unfortunately, his mother died in 2009. Todd has two amazing siblings namely Kenny Bowles and Doreen Bowles.
Todd Bowles Wife
Todd is married to his caring wife Taneka Bowles. The couple has four children Todd Bowles Jr., Sydni Bowles, Troy Bowles, and Tyson Bowles.
Todd Bowles Children
Todd and Taneka are proud parents of four children Todd Bowles Jr., Sydni Bowles, Troy Bowles, and Tyson Bowles.
Todd Bowles Salary
Todd receives an annual salary of $3 million a year.
Todd Bowles Net worth
Bowels has an estimated net worth of $25 million.
Todd Bowles Career
Todd was signed as an undrafted free agent on May 7, 1986, by the Washington Redskins. Bowels signed a contract that included a signing bonus between $8,000 and $10,000 and chose the Redskins over six other NFL teams. He competed in training camp with free safety Raphel Cherry and beat him out on the regular season roster to earn a spot.
In his second training camp in 1987, He beat out Curtis Jordan for the starting free safety job when Jordan was released on September 8, 1987, during final roster cuts. Curtis was the starting free safety in Super Bowl XXII, which Washington won in a blowout.
On February 1, 1989, after his contract expired, Todd was left unprotected during “Plan B” free agency, despite being a regular starter at free safety the previous two seasons by the Redskins. This was reportedly in 1988, due to his poor catching abilities and lack of playmaking ability.
Todd negotiated contracts with the Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, and New York Giants, but ultimately re-signed with the Redskins. In 1990, He received a salary of $300,000 and started 18 games (including playoffs).
The San Francisco 49ers signed him in 1991 to start for the team after he was left unprotected by the Redskins again. Bowels played in all 16 games and started in 14 of them. He was waived on September 1, 1992, during final roster cuts. He was claimed off waivers on September 2, 1992, by the Redskins and was waived on August 31, 1993, by the Redskins during final roster cuts
After retiring as a player, under Ron Wolf in 1995 and 1996, Todd was a member of the Green Bay Packers personnel staff. He was the secondary coach and defensive coordinator at Morehouse College in 1997, and the defensive backs coach and defensive coordinator at Grambling State from 1998 until 1999. Todd was the defensive backs coach for the New York Jets in 2000, Cleveland Browns in 2004, and Dallas Cowboys from 2005–2007. Todd was the Browns’ defensive nickel package coach from 2001–2003.
On January 23, 2008, Bowles was hired by the Miami Dolphins as the team’s secondary coach and assistant head coach. After nearly four seasons as the assistant head coach and secondary coach, on December 12, 2011, he was named the interim head coach following the firing of head coach Tony Sparano. On December 18, His first game as interim head coach of the Dolphins came on the road against the Buffalo Bills. The Dolphins in 2011, won the game 30–23. The Dolphins finished 2–1 under Bowles.
The Philadelphia Eagles hired him on January 30, 2012, as the team’s secondary coach. Eagles on October 16, 2012, announced that they dismissed defensive coordinator Juan Castillo from his duties and named Todd Bowles as their new defensive coordinator.
On January 18, 2013, He was hired by the Arizona Cardinals as defensive coordinator. On January 31, 2015, in the 2014 season, Todd was voted Associated Press (AP)’s Assistant Coach of the Year for his efforts. He received 22 of the 50 media members’ votes, winning the inaugural award. Days after the release of Rex Ryan, the New York Jets named Him their new head coach and signed Todd to a 4-year deal on January 14, 2015.
On July 28, 2015, it was revealed that Todd underwent a partial knee replacement surgery. In the 2015 season, the Jets won 10 games in his first year leading the team, and the team would barely miss the playoffs. The 2016 season in most offensive categories saw the Jets finish near the bottom of the league, but 11th in rushing yards.
On December 29, 2017, it was announced by the Jets organization that Todd had been retained for the 2018 season, and signed an extension to continue as a coach through 2020. But on December 30, 2018, the Jets fired him after finishing 4–12. On January 8, 2019, He was hired at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the defensive coordinator, rejoining Bruce Arians as a member of his staff after Arians was hired as the team’s head coach.
His defense in the 2020–21 playoffs earned praise for its performance in the Buccaneers as it was vital in defeating the New Orleans Saints in the Green Bay Packers and the divisional round in the NFC Championship game. He won his third Super Bowl (his first as a coach) in Super Bowl LV as the Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31–9.
On August 4, 2021, He with the Buccaneers agreed to a three-year contract extension. On March 30, 2022, after Bruce Arians shifted to a senior football consultant role, Todd was named the head coach of the Buccaneers. Todd and the Bucs agreed to terms on a five-year deal.