Jets expected to make Jeremy Bates offensive coordinator

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The Jets are staying in-house in their search for a new offensive coordinator.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Jets are expected to promote quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates to the vacancy created by the firing of coordinator John Morton last week.

The Jets overachieved by most regards this season, but they were 28th in total yards and 24th in scoring, which led to Morton’s ouster.

Bates was in his second stint as quarterbacks coach last year, having previously held the job in 2005 under Herm Edwards.

4 responses to “Jets expected to make Jeremy Bates offensive coordinator

  1. Morton wasn’t fired because of results, because of the roster situation. There has been articles coming out in the Jets media from almost every beat reporter that Morton was toxic. Clashed with Bowles, assistants, the Jets offensive line, and other players like Matt Forte (which has to be really hard to do, Forte is a class act and a leader) but placed Robby Anderson on a pedastal. He refused to make halftime adjustments when coaches pressed him on it, and lashed out, completely ignored ASJ midway through the season and never got Chad Hansen opportunities even though he flashed when the ball was thrown his way.

  2. But this is a good move. This guy coached Jay Cutler, Hasselbeck,
    and McCown in the best years of their career, perfect if the Jets plan on going with a rookie QB. Hasselbeck speaks glowingly of Bates and Cutler forced his way out of Denver because McDaniels fired him.

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