3 outside-the-box OC candidates the NY Jets should consider hiring

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2. NY Jets OC Candidate: Mike McCoy (Jaguars QB coach)

What a difference a year makes. 

Once upon a time, Mike McCoy was one of the league's most heralded offensive assistants. The former journeymen pro quarterback rose up the coaching ranks quickly with the Panthers and Broncos before becoming the youngest active head coach with the then-San Diego Chargers.

After two consecutive winning seasons and a playoff berth with the Chargers, things went sideways for McCoy in the next two years, and he was ultimately fired. The plug was pulled on his head coaching career after only mustering a 27-37 record in San Diego.

However, based on his resume as a play-caller, McCoy quickly found work again, but his next two coaching stints as a coordinator were abrupt. He was fired midseason by both Denver and Arizona in 2017 and 2018, respectively.

McCoy's star faded in epic proportions. He went from hot coach to persona non grata quickly. For three straight seasons from 2019 to 2021, McCoy was out of the NFL entirely.

That was until Doug Pederson gave him the call and entrusted him with helping develop Trevor Lawrence after the Urban Meyer-led debacle in 2021.

Based on the results of what McCoy did in year two with Lawrence, who struggled mightily as a rookie, he's earned the opportunity to be considered for another coordinator job.

Robert Saleh and the Jets should absolutely, at a bare minimum, interview McCoy for their offensive coordinator position.

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