Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports that the Jets are targeting former Seahawks offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates to be their new quarterbacks coach.
- Breer adds 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.
We’ll have more regarding the Jets and Bates as the news is available.