Rich Cimini and Brian Costello indicate the Jets interviewed Saints wide receivers coach John Morton yesterday at the Senior Bowl for their open offensive coordinator job.
Saints WRs coach John Morton talked with the Jets about their offensive coordinator job and remains a candidate,... https://t.co/TmOVM6uZKy— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) January 24, 2017
Source confirms Jets interviewed Saints WR coach John Morton for offensive coordinator opening, as @RichCimini reported #NYJ— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) January 24, 2017
Morton has emerged quickly on the Jets’ radar at least publicly.
Former Texans offensive coordinator George Godsey is the other name that has been floated this week. We haven’t heard much about Chiefs co-offensive coordinator Matt Nagy, but asking Nagy to leave a pretty good situation in Kansas City might be a tough sell.
I couldn’t tell you how good of a coordinator Morton would be. I don’t think anybody could. I do think this is the type of candidate the Jets should be targeting, though. He has a fairly impressive resume and has worked until a number of bright offensive minds. He also might be looking to make a move to advance his career, and the Saints have a long-time entrenched coordinator blocking an internal path to one of those jobs.