9 veteran offensive coordinators the NY Jets could hire to replace Mike LaFleur

Justin Fried
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The NY Jets have promised to make at least one coaching change this offseason. They haven't fully committed to bringing back offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur, but even if he is brought back for another year, he will be joined by a new member of the staff.

Head coach Robert Saleh told reporters on Monday that the Jets "definitely" plan to add an experienced offensive coach this offseason. At the very least, the Jets will pair LaFleur with a veteran offensive mind who has been around the NFL for a while.

But what if the Jets do decide to move on from LaFleur? It's certainly very much possible, especially if team owner Woody Johnson is looking for a scapegoat.

Consider this list a collection of coaches the Jets could add to either pair with LaFleur or hire as his replacement. As always with the NFL, connections matter. That was a primary point of emphasis when constructing this list.

9. The NY Jets could hire Troy Calhoun

Troy Calhoun is one of the longest-tenured head coaches in college football, having been with the Air Force program since 2007. Prior to that, he was a part of Gary Kubiak's very first coaching staff with the Houston Texans.

Another member of that staff? Current Jets head coach Robert Saleh.

While Saleh served as the Texans' defensive quality control coach, Calhoun was the team's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He spent just one year with the organization before leaving to join Air Force.

There have been some rumblings in recent years that Calhoun could jump ship to a larger college program after winning 10 games in three of the last four years, but what about a return to the NFL?

Perhaps Saleh can give his old coaching-mate a call and convince him to rejoin the NFL, either to replace LaFleur or work with him.

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