New York Jets to Interview Former Indianapolis Colts Coach For OC Vacancy

The New York Jets are looking at a recently fired Indianapolis Colts coach for their offensive coordinator opening. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the team will interview former Colts offensive coordinator Marcus Brady.

Brady joined the Colts as their quarterbacks coach in 2018 and was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2021. He got off to a fine start, leading the team to a ninth-overall finish in points scored despite middling starting quarterback play from Carson Wentz. Unfortunately, the bottom fell out in 2022: the Colts cleaned house midway through the season, firing Brady following a 17-16 loss to the Washington Commanders in Week 8 and head coach Frank Reich after a 26-3 defeat to the New England Patriots in Week 9. The Colts ended the year having scored the third-fewest points in the league.

The Jets missed the playoffs this season largely due to the struggles of their offense (29th most points in the league) and the ineptitude of their quarterbacks (26th in net yards per passing attempt). Brady coached several solid veteran passers in his career, including Andrew Luck, Phillip Rivers, and Matt Ryan. The Jets could potentially apply whatever wisdom Brady has accumulated to their young passer Zach Wilson, who has yet to distinguish himself since being drafted second overall in 2021 and was benched earlier this year.

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