Todd Bowles is one of the names that can’t be forgotten in a hurry as far as American football is concerned. He is not just popular for being the head coach of the New York Giants of the National Football League; he also played professionally in the league as a safety. As a player, he led the Washington Redskins to a resounding victory at the 1987 Super Bowl XXII championship. While he was the defensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals, Bowles was honored with the Assistant Coach of the Year Award by AP and PFWA in 2014. Learn more about him below
Todd Bowles’ Bio
Born Todd Robert Bowles in Elizabeth, New Jersey on November 18, 1963, to African-American parents, Bowles attended Elizabeth High School growing up. This is where he kicked off his football career and after his high school career, he also played college football with the Temple Owls football team of Temple University.
As a player, Todd Bowles played professionally from 1986 to 1993. He signed up with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent after the NFL draft of 1986. After playing five seasons for the Redskins, Bowles signed up with the San Francisco 49ers in 1991, and in 1993 he ultimately retired as a player.
Soon after his retirement, Todd served as a member of the Green Bay Packers personnel staff from 1995 to 1996. He went on to become the defensive coordinator at Morehouse College in 1997. Subsequently, he served as defensive backs coach for Grambling State University from 1998 to 1999, New York Jets in 2000, Cleveland Browns from 2001 to 2004, and Dallas Cowboys from 2005 to 2007.
In 2008, Bowles joined Miami Dolphins as an assistant head coach and after four years, he was named the interim head coach of the Dolphins. He finished the 2011 season with a 2 – 1 record. For his impressive record, many other NFL teams sought for Bowles services. He later signed up with the Philadelphia Eagles as a secondary coach and defensive coordinator. He left the team after the 2012 season.
Bowles was signed by Arizona Cardinals in January 2013 as a defensive coordinator. He won the AP’s Assistant Coach of the Year Award courtesy of his efforts during the 2014 season. He left the Cardinals in 2015, after which he signed up with the New York Jets for the second time. After the release of coach Rex Ryan, Bowles was named the head coach of the Jets. He agreed to a four-year deal with the team and in December 2017, Bowles was retained by the Jets. He further signed a contract extension that would last until 2020.
Net Worth – How Much is Todd Bowles Worth?
Todd Bowles has been outstanding both as a player and as a coach, he has acquired huge wealth for himself and he is currently living a lavish lifestyle. His net worth is estimated at $32 million and majorly earnings from his coaching career as well as his other endeavors.
Family – Wife, and Daughter
Todd Bowles grew up in a loving and caring middle-class family. He has a brother named Kenny Bowles and a sister named Doreen Bowles. They were all raised by their mother, Joan Bowles. There is not much information about their father.
While Todd Bowles is successful in his coaching career, he is also successful in his love life. He has been married twice and is a proud father of four children. He married his first wife Jill Jenkins in 2000. Jenkins is a Virginia native and she graduated from Madison University. However, after seven years of marriage, the duo went their separate ways. Together they have two sons named Troy Bowles and Todd Bowles Jr. Jenkins also had a daughter named Sydni Paige Russell from her previous relationship. Sydni has been in a relationship with Tyrann Mathieu who plays as a safety for the Arizona Cardinals. The pair welcomed their first child Tyrann Mathieu Jr. in November 2014.
After his divorce from Jenkins, Todd went on to marry Taneka Bowles in 2012. The pair first met in 2007 while Bowles was coaching in Dallas and they welcome their first symbol of love, a son named Tyson Bowles in 2011. The following year, the amazing couple tied the knot in a lavish wedding held in 2012. They have been enjoying a blissful married life for over five years and there is no sign of divorce between them. They currently reside in New York.
Other Interesting Facts about Todd Bowles
1. As a player, Bowles won the Super Bowl XXII with the Washington Redskins.
2. He began his coaching career at Morehouse State University in 1997.
3. He won the AP NFL and PFWA NFL Assistant Coach of the Year Award for his brilliant performance in 2014.
4. Todd Bowles has four children from two marriages.
5. His stepdaughter Sydni Paige Russell is dating Cardinals safety named Tyrann Mathieu