11 coaches connected to the NY Jets' offensive coordinator job

Justin Fried
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2. NY Jets offensive coordinator target: Joe Brady

One additional name was added to the Jets' offensive coordinator mix on Friday: former Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady.

Much like Hamilton, Brady was arguably the hottest offensive assistant in football a few years ago following his success developing Joe Burrow at LSU. Burrow's rise from middling starter to Heisman winner was largely credited to Brady's coaching.

It was enough to earn him an offensive coordinator gig with the Carolina Panthers in 2020. But once like Hamilton again, his tenure in Carolina was ill-fated, partially due to the failures of head coach Matt Rhule.

Brady has helped rehab his image as the quarterbacks coach of the Buffalo Bills this season and he likely deserves another opportunity to be an offensive coordinator in the NFL. Perhaps that opportunity comes with the Jets.

1. NY Jets offensive coordinator target: Darrell Bevell

Perhaps no coach has been connected to the Jets' offensive coordinator job more over the last few days than Darrell Bevell. The longtime offensive assistant has ample offensive coordinator experience and ties to the Jets' coaching staff.

Bevell has 15 years of offensive coordinator experience with his best work undoubtedly coming in Seattle. The 53-year-old coordinator helped lead the Seahawks to a Super Bowl, even if he will always be remembered for his questionable play call on one of the most infamous plays in NFL history.

Bevell's stint as offensive coordinator of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2021, however, didn't go as well. Bevell was fired after just one season as part of Urban Meyer's failed tenure. He even served as the interim head coach over the final four games of the season after Meyer was fired.

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Bevell's connections to Robert Saleh (Seattle) and his ample experience make him as likely a candidate as anyone to be the Jets' next offensive coordinator.

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