NY Jets news: Klint Kubiak, Joe Brady, Broderick Jones mock draft

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The NY Jets reportedly interviewed former Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak on Sunday, their seventh official candidate in their search for Mike LaFleur's replacement.

Kubiak, the son of former Denver Broncos Super Bowl-winning head coach Gary Kubiak, worked under his father during stints in both Denver and Minnesota. He spent the 2022 season as the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach of the Broncos.

Kubiak's one-year stint as Minnesota's offensive coordinator was uninspiring, but the Broncos' offense did noticeably improve once Kubiak took over play-calling duties from then-head coach Nathaniel Hackett midseason.

It should come as no surprise that the Jets are interviewing Kubiak given Saleh's ties to his father. Add him to the list of inexperienced but intriguing candidates the Jets have spoken to.

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Jets request to interview Joe Brady for OC job

The Jets also reportedly requested permission to speak with Buffalo Bills quarterbacks coach Joe Brady for their vacant offensive coordinator position, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport indicated that it was unclear if Brady would entertain an offer from the Jets, but the team is doing its due diligence. Brady rose to national fame following his work with Joe Burrow and that 2019 LSU offense.

He spent two years under Matt Rhule as the offensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers from 2020 to 2021 before he was prematurely fired. Brady wasn't perfect in Carolina, but many seem to believe that he was the scapegoat for poor quarterback play and a lackluster coaching staff.

It wasn't long ago that Brady was one of the hottest commodities in the coaching world, so this would be a pretty significant coup for the Jets, despite his shortcomings in Carolina.

Jets select OT Broderick Jones in Daniel Jeremiah's mock draft

Daniel Jeremiah's first mock draft of the year came out on Friday, and he had the Jets selecting Georgia offensive tackle Broderick Jones with the 13th overall pick. Jeremiah explained the pick.

"Jones is very athletic and powerful. He can create movement in the run game and his ability to recover in pass pro is impressive. The Jets need to keep throwing resources at the offensive line."

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At 6-foot-4, 310 pounds, Jones has ideal size and athleticism for the offensive tackle position. He's been pegged as a future NFL star since his time in high school and has all the tools and natural talent to be an All-Pro at the next level.

Jones' lack of experience and shoddy technique will be commonly-discussed red flags, but the raw talent is evident. The Jets are desperate for offensive line help this offseason, and it seems as though tackle is the most common pick for the team in mock drafts right now.

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Expect to see plenty more of Jones mocked to the Jets in the coming weeks/months.

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