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

NY Jets, Kliff Kingsbury
NY Jets, Kliff Kingsbury / Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
5 of 5

2. The NY Jets could hire Darrell Bevell

Robert Saleh spent three years with the Seattle Seahawks organization from 2011 to 2013. His offensive coordinator in each of those three years? Darrell Bevell.

Bevell spent 16 seasons as an offensive coordinator in the NFL from 2006 to 2021 including stints in Minnesota, Seattle, Detroit, and Jacksonville. He won a Super Bowl with Seattle in 2014, although Bevell is perhaps best known for his ill-fated decision to throw the ball at the one-yard line in the following Super Bowl.

Nonetheless, Bevell's plethora of experience is exactly what the Jets are looking for. At the very least, the Jets want an experienced offensive voice to be in LaFleur's ear if he does stay with the team.

Bevell spent the 2022 season as the quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator of the Miami Dolphins, but the Jets could look to pry him away from their division rivals with the promise of a pay raise or promotion.

1. The NY Jets could hire Kliff Kingsbury

This is the Woody Johnson hire, and also a bit of a pipedream. Kliff Kingsbury was fired this week as the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals after an underwhelming four-year tenure.

Kingsbury has no ties to the Jets' coaching staff (although he did play his only NFL game with the Jets in 2005) and has spent the vast majority of his coaching career at the collegiate level. He doesn't really fill the same role as the others on this list.

The Jets wouldn't bring Kingsbury in to work with LaFleur and the team would likely change their entire offensive system, but the former Texas Tech head honcho figures to be one of the most in-demand offensive coaches on the market this offseason — if he's looking for work.x

Next. 5 NY Jets players who likely played their final game with the team. dark

If Woody Johnson wants to make a splash and hire a big name to fix the offense, Kingsbury would likely move the needle the most. While not the most likely outcome, you can't rule this scenario out.