As part of Todd Bowles' effort to revamp his coaching staff, he brings back a familiar face to the Jets.
The Jets announced earlier today that Jeremy Bates will take the reigns as QB coach. It's the first time he has coached in the NFL since 2012. Bates last coached for the Jets during the 2005 season under coach Herm Edwards. He also reunites with offensive coordinator John Morton, having coached with Morton in Seattle.
Bates' coaching career began in 2002 when he was offensive quality control coach with the Buccaneers, and what a debut season it was, capped off with a Super Bowl victory. Following his stint with the Jets, Bates teamed up with Mike Shanahan in Denver from 2006 to 2008. In '08, Bates helped Jay Cutler become a Pro Bowl QB and the Broncos rank second in total offense and third in passing offense.
He then coached under Pete Carroll, both at USC and Seattle. Bates then coached in Chicago, pairing up with Cutler and Matt Forte to form the NFL's 10th-best rushing offense. Bates was one of seven assistant coaches not returning to Trestman's coaching staff following the 2012 season.