NY Jets news: Jets hire new coach, Jermaine Johnson Pro Bowl, Senior Bowl

  • Jets hire a new (old?) WRs coach
  • Jermaine Johnson named to Pro Bowl
  • Jeff Ulbrich at the Senior Bowl
NY Jets, Shawn Jefferson
NY Jets, Shawn Jefferson / Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The NY Jets have reportedly made a second change to their offensive coaching staff. CBS Sports' Josina Anderson is reporting that the Jets have hired Shawn Jefferson to be their new wide receivers coach.

This is Jefferson's second stint with the team, as he previously served as the team's wide receivers coach and assistant coach under Adam Gase from 2019-2020. Don't let the Gase connection fool you, though — Jefferson is a highly respected offensive assistant.

Jefferson has had multiple stints as an assistant head coach and has helped maximize talent at every stop of his NFL career. He brings much-needed experience to a lackluster offensive coaching staff.

Jefferson replaces Zach Azzanni, who joined the Jets as their wide receivers coach last season. The Jets have also hired former Tennessee Titans assistant Tony Dews to be their new running backs coach.

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Jermaine Johnson named to the Pro Bowl

The Jets were already sending two players to Orlando, as both cornerback Sauce Gardner and defensive tackle Quinnen Williams were named to the 2024 Pro Bowl roster. Now, a third player will be joining them.

Jermaine Johnson was officially named to the Pro Bowl as an alternate on Tuesday, replacing Los Angeles Chargers edge rusher Khalil Mack in the outside linebacker position group.

Johnson broke out in his second NFL season, finishing the year with a career-high 7.5 sacks, 56 pressures, and 16 QB hits. The former first-round pick was originally named a fifth alternate for the Pro Bowl.

The Jets' defense will be well-represented in Orlando this year. Here's to hoping some offensive players can join them in 2025.

Jeff Ulbrich coaching at the Senior Bowl

The Pro Bowl isn't the only "bowl" happening this weekend. The 2024 Senior Bowl will take place this Saturday, and practices officially kicked off on Tuesday.

The Jets will have an opportunity to get a close look at a number of prospects in the 2024 draft, with defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich down in Mobile, AL, serving as the head coach of the National Team.

Some notable National Team players Jets fans should keep a close eye on include Oregon State offensive tackle Taliese Fuaga, Oregon offensive lineman Jackson Powers-Johnson, Michigan wide receiver Roman Wilson, and North Carolina wide receiver Devontez Walker.

Don't be surprised to see the Jets end up with a couple of Senior Bowl standouts on their roster this April.