After a very quiet few weeks, the rumor mill is finally spinning for the Jets as they look to fill their offensive coordinator opening. The two names to watch this week seem to be Saints wide receivers coach John Morgan and former Texans offensive coordinator George Godsey. Ian Rapoport seems to like Godsey’s chances.
#Jets have done extensive homework on former #Texans OC George Godsey, a strong candidate to fill their opening. Got strong recommendations— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 25, 2017
Godsey worked the last three years under O’Brien with the Texans, the last two as offensive coordinator. Prior to that, he was part of the Patriots coaching staff. His time in New England overlapped with O’Brien’s, likely making the connection that helped him land the job with the Texans. Godsey’s coaching career started in college at Central Florida where he worked under his former coach, George O’Leary.
Interestingly, Godsey’s college playing career at Georgia Tech ended just before Chan Gailey was hired as head coach at the school. Now he might end up replacing Gailey as offensive coordinator.