Believe it or not, the NY Jets possess one of the most experienced coaching staffs in the entire NFL. Here are the shocking details.
A lot of changes are coming to 1 NY Jets Drive this offseason.
The team has 21 pending free agents, over $50 million in projected cap space, and eight selections in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Although one place where major changes won’t be happening is the NY Jets, coaching staff.
Head coach Adam Gase announced at the season-ending presser for 2019 that he didn’t expect any coaching staff changes and that has since been confirmed.
Head coach: Adam Gase
- Adam’s first year with the NY Jets left a lot to be desired. Gase was brought in for his offensive prowess and his abilities as a quarterback whisperer. Those really didn’t translate in any meaningful way and he stymied Le’Veon Bell with some odd usage and play-calling.
Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach: Dowell Loggains
- Dowell Loggains was more known for being the challenge throw guy than really anything meaningful on the offensive side of the ball.
Defensive coordinator: Gregg Williams
- 2019 may have been the best coaching job by Gregg Williams in his storied career as a professional coach. Despite a rash of injuries to key positions on the defense, Gregg coached these guys up and made chicken salad out of chicken s***.
Special teams coordinator: Brant Boyer
- When Adam Gase was hired back last year, many expected him to clean house. That’s a very typical approach, but Gase went against the grain to retain special teams coordinator Brant Boyer. That was a brilliant move because Boyer has been electric since joining the green and white.
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On Thursday morning ESPN published an interesting column with insight from all 32 of its NFL Nation Reporters breaking down coordinator changes this offseason.
One of the cool stats they provided was “combined years of NFL experience” among the major coaching staff (head coach, offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator, and special teams coordinator).
Believe it or not, per ESPN, the NY Jets possess the 11th most experienced NFL coaching staff (69 combined years of experience) in the league.
Here are the 10 teams that have more experience:
Minnesota Vikings (94 years)
Denver Broncos (93 years)
Kansas City Chiefs (79 years)
Dallas Cowboys (78 years)
New England Patriots (75 years)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (75 years)
Jacksonville Jaguars (74 years)
Las Vegas Raiders (74 years)
LA Chargers (73 years)
New Orleans Saints (72 years)
One more interesting nugget the Carolina Panthers check-in as the least experienced NFL coaching staff with only 7 years of combined experience.