Jets name Bates offensive coordinator
The New York Jets promoted Jeremy Bates from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator, replacing the fired John Morton.
The team also hired Rick Dennison as offensive line coach/run game coordinator and Steve Jackson as assistant defensive backs coach. Bates also will continue his duties as quarterbacks coach.
Bates takes over an offense that ranked 28th overall and struggled with consistency, resulting in Morton’s dismissal after just one season. The 41-year-old Bates has previous experience as an offensive coordinator for Seattle in 2010 under Pete Carroll . . . .
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