The New York Jets lastly made it official, saying Wednesday that Jeremy Bates will probably be their new offensive coordinator.
Kirk Cousins is thinking about his subsequent touchdown spot, as are Jets followers, who took to Twitter to make their case for the soon-to-be-former Redskins QB.
Bates, who served because the quarterbacks coach in 2017, will exchange John Morton, who was fired after one season. Bates will proceed to educate the quarterbacks.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on January 22 that Bates was anticipated to get the job, however there was a curious delay within the course of. A supply mentioned it was merely a matter of logistics, and that Bates’ promotion by no means was unsure.
“Jeremy is a proficient coach who has a sound understanding of what it takes to construct a profitable offense,” coach Todd Bowles mentioned. “Having spent final season with us, he provides continuity and has a great sense of what we have to do to enhance. I sit up for him working along with our offensive coaches.”
The Jets are hoping Bates can assist them signal potential free agent Kirk Cousins. Their connection is Mike Shanahan. Bates labored below Shanahan in Denver, and Shanahan later turned Cousins’ first coach with the Washington Redskins.
In interviews on the Tremendous Bowl, Cousins mentioned he could be excited to work below Bates.
“With the Jets, the very first thing that stands out is Jeremy Bates has a connection to educate Shanahan,” he informed ESPN’s NFL Dwell. “Each Mike, Kyle (Shanahan), that entire system I performed in. Sean McVay comes from that tree. I simply assume so extremely of them as playcallers, as offensive gurus if you’ll. As a result of Jeremy comes from that tree, it could be thrilling to consider working with somebody like that.”
Bates would be the Jets’ sixth offensive coordinator within the final eight seasons, the third in 4 years below Bowles.
This will probably be Bates’ second job as an offensive coordinator. He held the put up for the Seattle Seahawks in 2010, however he was fired by coach Pete Carroll after just one season. Earlier than that, he referred to as performs for the Denver Broncos whereas serving because the quarterbacks coach in 2008.
Bates inherits a unit that ranked 28th in complete offense and has no confirmed quarterback below contract. The Jets have Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty, neither of whom is taken into account the inheritor obvious. Josh McCown, 38, who loved a profession 12 months in 2017, mentioned he’d wish to return to the Jets. He is a potential free agent.
The Jets additionally introduced the hirings of Rick Dennison (offensive line/run recreation coordinator) and Steven Jackson (assistant secondary coach).