NY Jets interview son of Super Bowl-winning coach for OC vacancy

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By: Michael Nania

Klint Kubiak interviews for New York Jets offensive coordinator vacancy

The New York Jets‘ offensive coordinator search marches forward with another candidate on the young and inexperienced side. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Jets are interviewing Gary Kubiak’s son Klint on Sunday.

Klint Kubiak, 35, was the Broncos’ quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator in 2022. Prior to that, he spent three seasons in Minnesota. Kubiak was the Vikings’ quarterbacks coach from 2019 to 2020 before being promoted to their offensive coordinator role in 2021. That season, Minnesota ranked 12th in total offense, 14th in points per game, and 16th in offensive DVOA.

From 2016 to 2018, Kubiak served as an offensive assistant for the Broncos.

In 2015, Kubiak was a wide receivers coach at Kansas.

Kubiak entered the NFL with the Vikings in 2013, serving as an offensive quality control coach for two seasons. Prior to that, he spent three seasons as an assistant at Texas A&M. He joined the Aggies’ coaching staff at just 23 years old in 2010.

In college, Kubiak played safety at Colorado State from 2005 to 2009.

Here is the list of candidates who are confirmed to have interviewed with the Jets so far:

  • Klint Kubiak
  • Nathaniel Hackett
  • Marcus Brady
  • Nick Caley
  • Kevin Patullo
  • Brian Johnson
  • Chad O’Shea

Chad O’Shea is another candidate that emerged over the past few days. He was the Browns’ wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator over the past three seasons. In 2019, he was the Dolphins’ offensive coordinator. Prior to that, O’Shea spent 10 seasons (2009 to 2018) as a wide receivers coach for the Patriots.

The list of candidates New York has chosen is extremely interesting. Many thought the Jets would pursue an experienced coach after moving on from the green Mike LaFleur, but most of these candidates are on the younger end of the spectrum. Hackett is the most experienced coach of the bunch.

Even from a schematic standpoint, this list is diverse. The Jets are exploring coaches from many different schemes and coaching trees. It seems clear they are open to enacting a major philosophical shift on the offensive side.

If I were a sports betting man, it would be very tough for me to decide which candidate to hitch my wagon to. None of these candidates seem to be any more likely to be chosen than the rest. It’s anybody’s job at the moment.

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