Brian Schottenheimer bolts to the Jets

San Diego quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer, the son of Chargers head coach Marty Schottenheimer, has accepted a job to become the offensive coordinator for the New York Jets.

Schottenheimer, 32, interviewed last week for the position with first-year coach Eric Mangini and his addition will keep the offensive side of the ball on the cutting edge youth-wise with Mangini only 35.

A former college quarterback at Kansas and the University of Florida, Schottenheimer has been in the league for seven seasons. He joined the St. Louis Rams' staff for the 1997 season, coached at Kansas City in 1998, then went to the college level for two years at Syracuse (1999) and Southern California (2000). He has spent the last five seasons with his dad, Marty Schottenheimer, in Washington in 2001 and in San Diego from 2002-2005.

Schottenheimer initially came under fire when he joined the Chargers but he has been around to see the progression of Drew Brees. While a lot of credit goes to Brees for his work habits, Schottenheimer was able to help him understand the reads and progressions as well as the gameplan preparation on a week-to-week basis.

The Chargers will now seek a replacement for him but do keep continuity with offensive coordinator Cam Cameron staying for another year.


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