The NY Jets have been connected to a number of different offensive coordinator candidates since the team parted ways with Mike LaFleur this week. The Jets are expected to cast a wide net in their search for LaFleur's replacement.
From veteran coaches who have been around the game for a while to inexperienced coaches who compare similarly to LaFleur, the Jets have reportedly expressed interest in quite a few candidates.
Head coach Robert Saleh is looking for someone who can help fix the Jets' offense following a difficult two years. Of course, improved quarterback play will go a long way, but the Jets clearly felt the need to make a chance to the coaching staff as well.
So who might the Jets hire to be their next offensive coordinator? Let's take a look at 11 coaches that have already been connected to the Jets in rumors and reports.
11. NY Jets offensive coordinator target: Matt Nagy
ESPN's Rich Cimini identified former Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy as someone the Jets could be interested in for their open offensive coordinator position.
Nagy fits the bill of an experienced former offensive coordinator that the Jets could be looking for. He spent a decade working under Andy Reid in Philadelphia and Kansas City before he was awarded the Bears' head coach job in 2018.
His tenure in Chicago got off to a hot start, but he never managed to capture the magic of that first year. Nagy was let go following the 2021 season and re-joined Reid in Kansas City as the team's quarterbacks coach in 2022.
There is no direct connection between Saleh and Nagy, but if the Jets are looking for a veteran coach who has ties to the New Jersey area, Nagy makes sense.