Jets News

Getting to Know New York Jets’ Offensive Coordinator Marty Mornhinweg

By Alan Schechter

Oct 28, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg talks with quarterback Michael Vick (7) during the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field. The Falcons defeated the Eagles 30-17. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

We have talked a lot about Marty Mornhinweg since he was hired by the New York Jets. We’ve discussed what he brings to the table as a coach, what his style is..etc. But what exactly has Marty done to get to this point? Where has he been? Did he play before he became a coach? Let’s get to know Marty just a little bit better tonight.

There is a reason he creates an offense that is quarterback friendly, he was a quarterback himself. At the University of Montana, Marty was a four-year starting quarterback, setting 15 different passing records for the school.

He briefly was the starting quarterback for the Denver Dynamite of the Arena League, completing 3 out of 4 passes before blowing out his knee. His team did go on to win the Arena Bowl, giving him a championship as a player to his credit.

In 1985, Mornhinweg was the coach for receivers at the University of Montana. Then, between 1988 and 1994, he was a coach at Northern Arizona (running backs), SE Missouri State (offense), Missouri (tight ends and the offensive line), and again at Northern Arizona (offense).

He broke into the NFL as a coach in 1995 as an offensive assistant with the Green Bay Packers, and in 1996 became the quarterbacks coach, working with a young Brett Favre. From 1997-2000, Marty was in San Francisco as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. Here he worked with Steve Young, and his first stint with Jeff Garcia (saw him again in Philadelphia).

After that, he had his shot as a head coach, leading Detroit from 2001-2002, but that didn’t work out real well, as Marty compiled a 5-27 record. From 2003 through 2012, Marty joined the Philadelphia Eagles, as a senior assistant, assistant head coach, and offensive coordinator.

Marty Mornhinweg, a guy with quite the history with quarterbacks. Can he bring ours back to life? Time will tell.