NY Jets announce interview with Panthers OC Joe Brady

NY Jets, Joe Brady (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
NY Jets, Joe Brady (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) /

The NY Jets have completed an interview with Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady.

The NY Jets have officially completed their fourth known interview of the offseason, this time with Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady.

The Jets announced on Saturday that they had interviewed the up-and-coming Brady who now joins the list of Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, former Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, and San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh as coaches the Jets have interviewed.

Brady, much like Lewis, was not previously reported ahead of time.

At just 31-years-old, Brady has only spent one season as a coordinator at any level of football having joined Matt Rhule’s staff last offseason. However, he’s already widely regarded as one of the brightest offensive minds in the game.

Brady only started coaching in 2013 and didn’t get his first major break until he was brought on as an offensive assistant with the New Orleans Saints in 2017. From there, he would join the LSU coaching staff in 2019 where his career would really take off.

The Florida native served as LSU’s passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach in 2019 and was part of a historic LSU offense that will likely go down as one of the best in college football history.

The NY Jets were likely impressed with Joe Brady’s work at LSU

The biggest feather in his cap is the work he did with future No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow. Burrow was nothing more than a middling starter before Brady began working with him.

But under Brady’s tutelage, Burrow became the best quarterback in the nation, a Heisman winner, and a No. 1 overall draft pick. No coach is credited with having a greater impact on Burrow’s development than Brady.

That’s why Matt Rhule wasted no time adding him to his staff in 2020 despite the young coach’s lack of experience. And it paid dividends in his first season as an offensive coordinator.

Despite missing Christian McCaffrey — essentially the Panthers’ entire offense — for pretty much the whole year, Brady helped captain a competent offense led by a struggling Teddy Bridgewater.

D.J. Moore once again topped 100 yards, Brady oversaw the resurgence of running back Mike Davis, and former Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson had a career year hauling in 95 catches for 1,096 yards.

For that reason, it hasn’t been a surprise to see the Jets and other teams come calling this offseason despite Brady’s inexperience.

Perhaps it’s still a little too early for him to be given a head coaching position, but this is a move that would certainly be a swing for the fences.

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If Brady blew the Jets away in his interview, there’s a chance he might actually manage to land the job. Either way, he’s certainly someone that was worth bringing in.