2. NY Jets OC candidate: Joe Brady
It wasn't long ago that Joe Brady was one of the hottest candidates in the coaching world. Despite his age and lack of experience, Brady was pegged as a future NFL head coach following his work with Joe Burrow and the entire LSU offense in 2019.
Brady was seen as the mastermind behind college football's most explosive offense and the man who helped transform Burrow from a middling college starter to a Heisman winner and No. 1 overall draft pick.
When new Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule hired him as his new offensive coordinator, it was seen as a coup for the organization. Unfortunately, few would have predicted just how disastrous Rhule's tenure in Carolina would be.
Brady was fired midway through his second season with the Panthers, and many believed he was made to be the scapegoat for Rhule's struggles. The young coordinator wasn't perfect, and his lack of experience showed at times, but he was also dealt an impossible quarterback position.
Brady helped rehabilitate his reputation as the quarterbacks coach of the Buffalo Bills in 2022 and has once again popped up on the offensive coordinator radar. The Jets are among the teams interested.
The Jets have not formally interviewed Brady yet, but reports suggest they're "doing their homework on him." Brady deserves another opportunity as an offensive coordinator in the NFL, and the Jets should be the team to give him that shot.
He doesn't have the experience of someone like Greg Olson, but Brady has an impressive resume and is still held in high regard around the league. This would be an excellent, swing-for-the-fences hire for the Jets.