8. NY Jets offensive coordinator target: Nick Caley
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported a list of three names the Jets are expected to be interested in for their offensive coordinator job on Friday, and one of those names was New England Patriots tight ends coach Nick Caley.
Caley spent a decade coaching at the collegiate level from 2005 to 2014 before joining the Patriots in 2015 as an offensive assistant. The Ohio native might be the most unknown of all the candidates on the list.
Caley is just 39 years old and his most prestigious position title at any point in his career has been a tight ends coach. He's never called plays, been a coordinator, or held any role greater than a position coach.
Still, the Jets clearly see something in him. It's hard not to feel like this would be an underwhelming hire, however.
7. NY Jets offensive coordinator target: Marcus Brady
Of the three names listed by Rapoport in his report, Marcus Brady is the only one with prior offensive coordinator experience at the NFL level. Brady served as the Indianapolis Colts' OC from 2021 to 2022 before he was fired in early November.
Brady didn't call plays in Indianapolis as head coach Frank Reich did, but he did work closely with Reich and has experience working with quarterbacks as a former QB coach.
His resume is hardly the most impressive on this list, but he has been an offensive coordinator in the NFL and there's a Philadelphia Eagles connection with Joe Douglas. Brady currently serves as an offensive consultant with the Eagles.
Jets fans will probably be hoping for a hotter candidate than Brady, but he's on this list for a reason. The Jets are considering him.