The New York Jets announced Wednesday that they’ve hired former Seahawks offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates as their new QBs coach.
Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com first reported that the Jets were targeting Bates to be their new quarterbacks coach. Breer added that Bates comes highly recommended by Jon Gruden and Mike Shanahan, and worked with new Jets OC John Morton at USC.
Bates, 40, began his NFL coaching career back in 2002 with the Buccaneers as their offensive quality control coach. He was later promoted to assistant QBs coach before departing to become the Broncos offensive assistant back in 2006.
Bates eventually worked his way up to QBs coach with the Broncos. He had brief stints with the Jets and at USC before he was later hired as the Seahawks’ offensive coordinator. Unfortunately, Bates only held the job for one season before the two parties mutually parted ways.
Bates’ most recent coaching job was with the Bears back in 2012 as their QBs coach.