A couple of names have surfaced in the New York Jets’ search for their next offensive coordinator.
ESPN’s Rich Cimini says the Jets are interested in former Houston Texans offensive coordinator, George Godsey, and could interview him as early as Wednesday at the Senior Bowl. He also mentioned New Orleans Saints wide receivers coach, John Morton, as a possible candidate for the position.
The Jets interviewed Morton for the job Tuesday at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., according to reports.
Godsey and the Texans agreed to part ways after Houston’s offense struggled mightily in 2016. The Texans ranked 29th in total offense (314.7 total yards per game) and tied for 28th in scoring offense (17.4 points per game). Godsey was unable to get much out of quarterback Brock Osweiler, who was horrid in his first season with the team. But, the Texans also struggled with playmakers such as DeAndre Hopkins, Lamar Miller and Will Fuller to work with.
Godsey was let go by Texans head coach Bill O’Brien after just two seasons with the team. The Texans ranked 19th in total offense and averaged 21.2 points per game in 2015. He’s only 38 years old and has six seasons of NFL coaching experience after spending the first seven years of his coaching career as an assistant at Central Florida University.
Morton has served as New Orleans’ wide receivers coach for the past two seasons after holding the same position with the San Francisco 49ers from 2011-14. A former wideout, Morton has bounced around from the professional and collegiate ranks and has two years of play-calling experience during his time at USC. He has overseen the development of Brandin Cooks and Michael Thomas and could implement offensive principles used by New Orleans head coach Sean Payton.