The New York Jets announced today the resignation of offensive coordinator Paul Hackett.<p>
"Paul Hackett and I sat down and had a heart-to-heart conversation today," said Jets coach Herman Edwards. "I have known Coach Hackett since 1972, and have a tremendous amount of respect for him and the knowledge that he possesses, and the job that he has performed so diligently the past four seasons. He has been a significant contributor to the team's success and the development of several key offensive players for us. With that being said, I have accepted Paul's resignation from the offensive coordinator's post at this point in time. Paul recognized that a change needed to be made for a number of different reasons. We will now begin the process of identifying and interviewing candidates for the position with the goal of increasing our offensive productivity and consistency."
"Coach Edwards and I agreed that the time was right to move in another direction," said Hackett. "There are other opportunities that I would like to explore at this point in time."
A top candidate to replace Hackett is Kansas City Chiefs quarterback coach Jason Verduzco. Another possibility is New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator Mike McCarthy.