According to a tweet by NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Jets will hire Saints WR coach John Morton as their new OC, replacing Chan Gailey who retired following a disappointing 2016 season.
Personally I really like this hire, he has done some tremendous work in New Orleans with the wide receivers and he certainly deserves his shot as an OC.
It was widely reported that the Jets OC position one wasn't an attractive proposition. So it's not surprising to see us go with someone like Morton, a talented position coach who's looking to take the next step in his career.
The Jets don't have an established QB on the roster, and the success of Morton will likely rest on finding one.
From an earlier article during the interview process:
The Saints have one of the best passing attacks in the league, and although he's never actually called plays in the NFL, Morton has experience working under Peter Carroll, Lane Kiffin, Jim Harbaugh, Norv Turner and Sean Payton. The Saints had 3 receivers finish with at least 70 catches, and rookie Michael Thomas notched up 92 receptions for 1,137 yards and 9 touchdowns. Sure, it doesn't hurt that you have a guy like Drew Brees under center, but the numbers are impressive.