The Jets on Wednesday officially named Jeremy Bates as their next offensive coordinator.
Bates spent last season as the Jets’ quarterbacks coach, aiding Josh McCown during his career season. Bates’ promotion comes just less than a month after the Jets fired John Morton, whose offense finished 28th in total yards in 2017.
The Jets also announced Wednesday the hirings of Rick Dennison as the team’s run-game coordinator/offensive line coach and Steve Jackson as its assistant defensive backs coach.
“Jeremy is a talented coach who has a sound understanding of what it takes to build a successful offense,” Jets coach Todd Bowles said in a statement. “Having spent last season with us, he offers continuity and has a good sense of what we need to do to improve. I look forward to him working together with our offensive coaches.”
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Dennison most recently served as the Bills’ offensive coordinator last season, under first-year head coach Sean McDermott. Dennison was fired after the season despite the Bills reaching the playoffs for the first time in 17 years. His offense finished 29th in total yardage but sixth in rushing. The Jets fired previous offensive line coach Steve Marshall in January after three seasons with the team.
Jackson will be replacing Daylon McCutcheon, who parted ways with the Jets in January to be closer to his family in California, as the Daily News first reported.
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