The New York Jets have been one of the most talked-about teams during the NFL’s offseason.
They landed a new offensive coordinator, Nathaniel Hackett, and have been linked to Aaron Rodgers as a result.
Yesterday, the Jets made another coaching decision, who comes to the Jets with some quarterback connections of his own.
The Jets have hired former Titans OC Todd Downing as their passing-game coordinator (as @RapSheet said). Most noteworthy: He has ties to QBs Derek Carr and Ryan Tannehill. (He was Carr's QB coach w/ Raiders). #Jets
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) February 13, 2023
Todd Downing is the Jets’ new passing-game coordinator.
In the past, Downing has worked with quarterbacks such as Ryan Tannehill and Derek Carr, each of which is on the market.
Now, the Jets are tied to three marquee quarterbacks, each of which is caught up in a contract situation with their current team.
Carr is expected to be moved from the Las Vegas Raiders and is looking for a new start.
It’s rumored that Tannehill is on his way out of Tennessee, and Rodgers is entering a dark retreat to figure out what his next move is.
The Jets are certainly an attractive destination for a new quarterback.
If they can land someone like Rodgers, Carr, or Tannehill, the Jets’ ceiling gets that much higher.
During the 2022 season, the Jets had one of the league’s best defenses, but because of their offensive struggles, weren’t able to make the postseason.
They have many pieces on their offense as well, including Garrett Wilson, Breece Hall, and Elijah Moore.
The Jets are still caught up in their quarterback conundrum, considering they are just two years removed from drafting Zach Wilson with the second overall pick.
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