The New York Jets have fired OC John Morton on Wednesday, according to Manish Mehta.
- Adam Schefter mentions former Steelers OC Todd Haley and Jets QBs coach Jeremy Bates as two candidates to replace Morton.
- According to Ian Rapoport, the Jets were actually hoping another team would hire Morton away, but after that didn’t happen, New York elected to move on. Rapoport also mentions Bates as a candidate to replace Morton.
- Jason La Canfora expects Cardinals OC Harold Goodwin to get “strong consideration” for the job, given his relationship with Jets HC Todd Bowles.
The Jets have already confirmed the news.
Jets HC Todd Bowles said he appreciates Morton’s contributions to the team and that the team has decided to part ways: “We appreciate John’s contributions and wish him the best moving forward.”
There was some buzz in recent weeks that Morton could be out with the Jets, but it’s still surprising to see them move on after just one season.
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.
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.