The NY Jets continued their offensive coordinator search on Wednesday as they interviewed former Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett. Hackett is just the latest name to interview for the Jets' open position joining the likes of Marcus Brady, Nick Caley, Kevin Patullo, and Brian Johnson.
Jets head coach Robert Saleh crossed paths with Hackett during their time in Jacksonville, and that, combined with his extensive history as an offensive coordinator, makes it very clear why the Jets are interviewing him.
Of course, Hackett's disastrous tenure in Denver will leave a sour taste in the mouths of many. He also left on lackluster terms in Jacksonville and notably never called plays in Green Bay.
Still, he's an experienced offensive coach which is what the Jets are looking for. Don't be surprised if the team ultimately hands him the offensive coordinator job.
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Todd Monken interest
One high-profile name that has been floated around as a potential target in recent days is Georgia offensive coordinator Todd Monken. Monken is one of the most respected offensive minds in football, and there are rumblings that he might be looking to make the jump back to the NFL.
NFL insider Albert Breer was asked about the possibility of the Jets interviewing and possibly even hiring Monken on Wednesday and he connected some dots. Breer insisted that the Jets' ownership "loved" Monken back in the 2019 coaching cycle.
The Jets nearly hired Monken as their head coach before opting to go with Adam Gase instead. Perhaps Monken is willing to give the Jets a chance at redemption this offseason.
Monken's work with Stetson Bennett at Georgia has earned him widespread praise and he will be a hot commodity if he does decide to leave Georgia for the NFL.
Jets select Paris Johnson Jr. in CBS Sports mock draft
It's officially mock draft season again! Today, we'll take a look at a mock draft from Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports that has the Jets selecting Ohio State offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. with their first-round pick.
Johnson has been one of the prospects most frequently connected to the Jets in mock drafts, and for good reason. The former five-star recruit is one of the top offensive tackle prospects in this year's draft.
At 6-foot-6, 315 pounds, Johnson has ideal size and athleticism for the tackle position and has experience playing guard as well. That versatility should make him very appealing to a Jets team still figuring out their offensive line situation in 2023 and beyond.
Expect to see plenty of mock drafts projecting the Jets to add Johnson over the coming weeks/months. The need is there and the fit is obvious.