Bruce Feldman reports that former Jets offensive coordinator John Morton is a candidate to join Jim Harbaugh’s staff at the University of Michigan as their WRs coach.
However, multiple sources have told Feldman that former Florida HC Jim McElwain has emerged as a “strong candidate” for the position.
Morton, 48, began his NFL coaching career with the Raiders back in 1993. He has worked for a number of teams including the Packers, Raiders, Jaguars, Chargers and 49ers before the Saints hired him as their WRs coach in 2015. After two years in New Orleans, Morton agreed to become the Jets’ offensive coordinator last year.
The Jets elected to fire Morton last month and they’re expected to promote QBs coach Jeremy Bates as his replacement.
In 2017, the Jets’ offense ranked No. 28 in total yards, No. 24 in points scored, No. 19 in rushing yards and No. 24 in passing yards under Morton.