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Jets fire offensive coordinator John Morton

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NFL: New York Jets-OTA Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Manish Mehta reports and Ian Rapoport confirms the Jets have fired offensive coordinator John Morton.

To his credit, Mehta has suggested since shortly after the season ended the Jets might not be satisfied with Morton.

This might be surprising to those outside the building, but Rich Cimini says there were some issues behind the scenes.

The Jets tied for 18th in the league with an average of 5 yards per play and were 24th with an average of 18.6 points per game. These are not overly impressive, but one could argue the offense overachieved relative to its scant talent. Quarterback Josh McCown outperformed the expectations most had before going down due to a late season injury. Those overall numbers on the offense were impacted negatively to some extent by the hopeless quarterback situation the final three weeks after McCown’s injury.

We will have to wait and see what other news develops.