NY Jets news: Zach Wilson rumors, new OC candidate, Jets rejected again

Justin Fried
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NY Jets quarterback Zach Wilson found himself at the center of some conflicting reports on Saturday. The Score's Jordan Schultz went on the Pat McAfee show to discuss Wilson's future, and he dropped what seemed like a bombshell report at the time.

Schultz insisted that Wilson was late to meetings and "screwed around" in other meetings with the Jets in 2022. It was a direct indictment of Wilson's character and attitude. However, numerous sources have since come out denying Schultz's report.

McAfee himself refuted the report hours later and others such as Ian Rapoport and Connor Hughes also denied Schultz's claims. Whatever Schultz's source of information was, it was seemingly wrong.

Wilson may have struggled on the field in 2022, but it appears as though his attitude wasn't called into question. Disregard Schultz's report as nothing more than hearsay.

Other NY Jets news

A new offensive coordinator candidate emerges

The Jets interviewed their sixth offensive coordinator candidate on Friday in the form of Cleveland Browns wide receivers coach/pass game coordinator, Chad O'Shea.

O'Shea joins the likes of Nathaniel Hackett, Kevin Patullo, Brian Johnson, Marcus Brady, and Nick Caley to have interviewed for the Jets' vacant offensive coordinator position.

The Houston native has been an assistant in the NFL for the better part of the last two decades, but he's only had one stint as an offensive coordinator — an ill-fated one-year tenure in Miami under Brian Flores.

O'Shea is yet another uninspiring candidate in what has been an insipid coaching search for the Jets. Here's to hoping more appealing names emerge in the future because the list so far has been very underwhelming.

Another coach rejects the Jets

The Jets have tried to approach more enticing candidates on a number of occasions, but they've simply been rejected. That was the case again on Friday when it was revealed that Cleveland Browns offensive line coach Bill Callahan turned down an opportunity to interview for the Jets' OC job.

Callahan is one of the most respected offensive line coaches in the NFL who notably spent time with the Jets during their AFC Championship years. It should come as no surprise that he opted to turn down the Jets' job, however.

Callahan joins Darrell Bevell as coaches to decline interviews with the Jets over the last few days. The Jets' job just isn't very appealing, primarily due to the lack of job security.

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Callahan would have been a superb hire for Gang Green, but there's a reason he's staying in Cleveland — aside from the money. Opting for a potential one-and-done job opportunity just isn't a wise career move.

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