The New York Jets have officially finalized their coaching staff for the 2018 season which includes Jeremy Bates as the brand-spanking-new offensive coordinator.
The New York Jets have officially hired quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates as the new offensive coordinator.
The hire was reported several weeks ago so Jets fans were understandably getting worried. Why is the team not announcing what we thought we already know? Are the green and white dealing with a potential Josh McDaniels situation with Jeremy Bates?
It was starting to creep into the minds of Jets fans. Fortunately, the Jets put all of that noise to rest with their Valentine’s Day announcement via their official Twitter account:
We have made the following coaching moves:
– Jeremy Bates promoted to OC/QB coach
– Rick Dennison hired as OL coach/run game coordinator
– Steve Jackson hired as asst. DB coach
— New York Jets (@nyjets) February 14, 2018
Now appears a lot of interesting nuggets to dig through.
First of all, it’s official, Jeremy Bates has been promoted from quarterback coach to offensive coordinator. But wait there’s a twist … he’ll also be keeping his old job as quarterback coach on top of his new playcalling responsibilities.
In addition, Rick Dennison is the new offensive line coach and run game coordinator. Dennison is a well-respected football coach and could do some great things coming over from the Buffalo Bills in which he held down their offensive coordinator job in 2017. He’s also enjoyed two stints as the Denver Broncos offensive coordinator and one with the Houston Texans during the 2010-2013 seasons.
Lastly, Steve Jackson has been brought on as an assistant defensive backs coach.