Jets Fire Offensive Coodinator John Morton

According to several published reports, the Jets have parted ways with offensive coordinator John Morton.

Under Morton, the Jets’ offense ranked 28th overall in the league. In per game stats, the Jets were 24th in points (18.6), 24th in passing yards (198.9), 19th in rushing (106.4), and 28th overall in yards per game (305.2).

Morton’s recently surfaced as the offensive coordinator in Oakland under new head coach Jon Gruden, as the two are long-time friends.

Recently fired Steelers’ offensive coordinator Todd Haley has been mentioned a leading candidate for the Jets’ position along with Jets’ quarterback coach Jeremy Bates and Eagles’ quarterback coach John DeFilippo.

New York currently has approximately $90 million under their salary cap and they are rumored to be interested in free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins or they could draft a quarterback with the sixth pick in the NFL draft.

The Jets will return playmakers running back Bilal Powell and receivers Robbie Anderson and Jermaine Kears, and they are likely to resign veteran quarterback Josh McCown.

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Jeff Moeller

Jeff Moeller has been covering the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and college football and basketball as well as high school sports on a national and local scene for the past 39 years. He has been a Jets and Giants beat reporter for the past 13 years.

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