Since he didn’t have a contract with the Jets, special teams coach Ben Kotwica was effectively a free agent.
And as the Redskins have done so many times, they bought a free agent to address a glaring need.
According to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, the Redskins are hiring Ben Kotwica as their new special teams coach.
The Redskins were the worst kind of tire-fire on special teams last season, with what seemed like weekly breakdowns and big plays for opponents.
Kotwica had been offered a contract by the Jets, but his willingness to leave speaks to the relative lack of security there under coach Rex Ryan, who has yet to get a contract extension despite the team’s announcement that he’s returning next year.