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NY Jets assistant coach turned down OC opportunities this offseason

NY Jets, Rob Calabrese
NY Jets, Rob Calabrese / Adam Hunger/GettyImages
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The NY Jets have one of the youngest, most inexperienced coaching staffs in the NFL. But inexperience doesn't always correlate with a lack of quality.

One such member of the Jets' youthful staff who has garnered some outside interest has been quarterbacks coach Rob Calabrese. The 32-year-old Long Island native has spent just one year as a quarterbacks coach, but that hasn't stopped teams from offering him a promotion.

Head coach Robert Saleh spoke to the media on Wednesday and revealed that Calabrese turned down multiple opportunities to become an offensive coordinator this offseason to stay with the Jets.

Now, Saleh didn't indicate what teams were interested or if they were even NFL opportunities, but he suggested that Calabrese was a bit of a hot commodity and that he has "offensive coordinator potential."

The NY Jets could have a young future OC in Rob Calabrese

It was reported earlier in the offseason that the University of Kentucky was considering Calabrese for their open offensive coordinator position. Perhaps this is one of the opportunities Saleh alluded to.

Calabrese isn't the only Jets assistant to receive interest this offseason. The Jets lost both assistant defensive line coach Nate Ollie and assistant offensive line coach Jake Moreland who each received promotions from new teams.

Though young and inexperienced, the Jets' coaching staff has garnered interest from other organizations which is probably the biggest compliment an NFL staff can receive.

Calabrese, in particular, seems to be an assistant coach on the rise. The former UCF quarterback previously spent time with the Denver Broncos as the team's offensive quality control coach before joining the Jets' staff last season.

He's since served as the elected offensive coordinator for the National Team at the Senior Bowl and has been crucial in the development of young quarterback Zach Wilson.

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The Jets have high hopes for a number of the members of their young staff, and Rob Calabrese is near the top of that list.

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