The New York Jets have signed 40 year old Jeremy Bates as their new quarterbacks coach.
This will be Bates' second go around as a Jets quarterbacks coach. Bates served in the same position for the Jets under head coach Herm Edwards in the 2005 season. In that forgettable season both starter Chad Pennington and backup Vinny Testaverde went down with injuries, and Brooks Bollinger became the starting quarterback for the Jets. The result was a 4-12 season. Bollinger was reasonably effective for a third string quarterback and managed to hold his turnovers down, so Bates perhaps deserves some credit for that season, team record notwithstanding.
Bates' most recent NFL gig was with the Chicago Bears as the quarterbacks coach in 2012, where he worked with Jay Cutler. Bates also worked under Pete Carroll and current Jets offensive coordinator John Morton at USC.
What do you think of the Bates hiring? He's at least gotta be better than his brother Norman, right? Or is that just a Psycho idea?