The Jets don’t have a G.M. but they have a head coach. They also don’t have an offensive coordinator but they soon could have a quarterbacks coach.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets hope to hire former Bills and Dolphins quarterbacks coach David Lee. Though former Dolphins head coach and former Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano gets the credit, it was Lee who brought the Wildcat to Miami in 2008. Sparano was supposed to bring the Wildcat to New York in 2012, but as former Jets special-teams coordinator Mike Westhoff explained it on Friday, the end result was “an absolute mess.”
It’s unknown whether the Jets would want Lee to bring the Wildcat with him, but if Mark Sanchez is going to be the starting quarterback the Jets will benefit from having an alternative attack that dilutes defensive preparation.
Assuming, of course, that they’ll actually use it.