The New York Jets have filled two key roles and now seem to be ready to move forward with preparations for next season. New York has announced the hiring of general manager John Idzik and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.
Idzik comes to New York after spending the last six seasons as Vice President of football administration with the Seattle Seahawks, while Mornhinweg has been with the Philadelphia Eagles serving under Andy Reid. It’s Mornhinweg’s connection to the Eagles that has people already connecting the dots between New York and soon-to-be free agent quarterback Michael Vick.
Of course, Chip Kelly has the final say on Vick’s future, as Kelly could choose to keep Vick rather than let him walk in free agency. Kelly has gone on record as saying he doesn’t need a mobile quarterback, but if he chooses one, it’ll likely be much younger one than Vick.
But aside from Kelly’s control over the situation, there’s the Mark Sanchez variable that has mucked up basically all of the plans the Jets have and possibly will have regarding the quarterback position.
But for now, the Jets are moving one step at a time. They needed a general manager and they needed an offensive coordinator and now they have both. The work is far from over but the pieces are starting to fall into place for a franchise reeling from back-to-back pitiful seasons full of disappointment and turmoil.