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Report: Marty Mornhinweg a candidate for Jets offensive coordinator

Marty Mornhinweg,  Michael Vick

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, right, and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg talk on the sidelines during NFL football practice at the team’s indoor practice complex, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


The Jets haven’t nailed down their general manager just yet, but that doesn’t appear to be stopping them from moving forward with their search for a new offensive coordinator.

Darin Gantt brought you word of reported interest in Hue Jackson and he’s been joined by another former NFL head coach on the Jets’ list. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Marty Mornhinweg is in the mix for the job and that there will be an interview soon if it hasn’t already happened on Friday.

Mornhinweg was the Eagles’ offensive coordinator this season, a job he’s held since 2006 and he’s been on the Eagles staff since his two-year run as the Lions’ head coach ended with a 5-27 record after two years.

His offense in Philly was slanted much more heavily toward the passing game than anything the Jets have done since Rex Ryan became the head coach. Ryan talked a big game about changing that before next season, although the team might not have the right personnel to move in a completely different direction.

It’s too soon to speculate on what impact Mornhinweg will have on the Jets offense since he doesn’t work for the Jets now and might never work for them. Between Jackson and Mornhinweg, though, we’ve got some idea of what direction the team would like to take offensively.