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Meet the New QB Coach: David Lee

By Alan Schechter

Meet the new quarterbacks coach, David Lee.

I realize that this is a bit late, but we hadn’t formally introduced our new QB coach, also known as Mark Sanchez’s last chance. Meet David Lee.

Since his first year in the NFL (2003), Lee has made his name developing quarterbacks. He joined the league as an offensive quality control/QB coach for the Cowboys in 2003, and developed undrafted free agent Tony Romo into a Pro Bowl QB. He was there through 2006, and 3 different quarterbacks threw for 3,000 yard seasons during his tenure.

After a year at Arkansas (2007) where he led the offense to school records in points per game and yards per game as offensive coordintor and QB coach, he returned to the NFL in 2008 as QB coach for the Miami Dolphins. Most Jets fans will remember that year, as it was the year that Chad Pennington went down there and became comeback player of the year.

Prior to entering the NFL, David had a successful career in college working for Vanderbilt, Ole-Miss, Tennessee-Martin, Arkansas, Texas El-Paso, and Rice. His primary background is with quarterbacks, and he has been a success with most of them. If anyone is going to fix Mark Sanchez, David Lee is going to do it.