Jets hire Eagles' Mornhinweg as OC

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 18, 2013 at 9:16 pm •  Published: January 18, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — It's Marty Mornhinweg's turn to fix the New York Jets' offense.

The Jets hired Mornhinweg as their offensive coordinator after he served in the same position the past seven years under Andy Reid with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Mornhinweg, who replaced the fired Tony Sparano, was an assistant for 10 years with the Eagles and becomes the Jets' third offensive coordinator in as many seasons.

Sparano was fired after one season as New York finished 30th in overall offense. He replaced Brian Schottenheimer before last season, but couldn't jumpstart the running game, get starting quarterback Mark Sanchez to take the next step in his development or figure out a way to use Tim Tebow consistently or effectively.

Mornhinweg is expected to bring a more wide-open passing approach to the Jets, who have relied more often on a run-first "Ground-and-Pound" philosophy under Rex Ryan.

It is uncertain if Sanchez, owed $8.25 million in guarantees, or Tebow, expected to be traded or released, will remain with the team.

Figuring out the Jets' unsettled quarterback situation will be a major task for Mornhinweg, Ryan and newly hired general manager John Idzik.



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