The Oakland Raiders announced that they’ve hired five assistant coaches as part of Jon Gruden’s staff for the 2019 season including:
- Brentson Buckner – Defensive Line coach
- Taver Johnson – Assistant Defensive Backs coach
- John Morton – Senior Offensive Assistant
- A.J. Neibel – Head Strength and Conditioning coach
- Kirby Wilson – Running Backs coach
Morton, 49, 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 in 2017.
The Jets elected to fire Morton last year after one season.
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.