11 coaches connected to the NY Jets' offensive coordinator job

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6. NY Jets offensive coordinator target: Brian Johnson

Speaking of Eagles connections, Brian Johnson was the last name mentioned in that Rapoport report. Johnson has been the Eagles' quarterbacks coach in each of the last two seasons and has served a pivotal role in the development of Jalen Hurts.

Johnson helped develop Hurts from an inconsistent mid-round project of a quarterback into a legitimate All-Pro this season. He's received plenty of praise for his work with Hurts and it's what's allowed him to be on the Jets' radar.

You can bet that Joe Douglas has had conversations with his friend Howie Roseman about Johnson and that connection could come in handy.

Johnson also has some experience calling plays as an offensive coordinator at the University of Florida so he's not a completely unproven commodity. Of the three coaches in Rapoport's report, Johnson is probably the most intriguing.

5. NY Jets offensive coordinator target: Frank Reich

This is the pipedream for the Jets. The Athletic's Zack Rosenblatt reported this week that Frank Reich was "on the list" of potential Jets offensive coordinator candidates. However, Jets fans shouldn't get their hopes up.

Reich has multiple head coach interviews lined up and will likely have more appealing opportunities at his disasposal. Even if he isn't offered a head coach job, why would he choose the Jets' offensove coordinator opening?

The Jets have had a historical revolving door at the offensive coordinator spot and the job very well could be a one-and-done situation if the team fails to make the playoffs in 2023.

The Jets are likely going to have a difficult time attracting top candidates. Even if they want Reich, Reich probably doesn't want them.