According to Brian Costello of the New York Post (on Twitter), the Jets are moving on from their offensive coordinator.
The Jets went from 6-3 to 7-10 and out of the playoffs largely because of their offensive ineffectiveness and the team did not score an offensive touchdown over the final three weeks of the regular season. Their offense’s 17.4 points-per-game average was the fourth-lowest in the NFL.
After hiring Robert Saleh, the head coach brought LaFleur with him from the 49ers, where he previously served as San Francisco’s passing game coordinator.
The Jets drafted Zach Wilson out of BYU with the No. 2 pick and positioned him as its QB of the future. The Jets offense sputtered behind quarterback inconsistencies. Wilson struggled in his first two seasons and was benched twice in 2022.
Changing coordinators isn’t a new trend for the Jets. LaFleur was their eighth offensive coordinator in an 11-year span.
New York Jets offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur. Photo courtsey of The Seattle Times