Meet the Candidates: Offensive Coordinator

As the Jets try to resurrect their left-for-dead offense, here are the Top 3 choices to lead the turnaround in 2013.

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Marty Morningweg, Offensive Coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles

The City of Brotherly Love owes a debt of gratitude to Morningweg who served the past seven season under Andy Reid. The Eagles were perennially a Top Ten offense, driven by top tier talent and sounds play-calling. The Jets would be lucky to land a top coaching candidate to bring their offensive attack back to life.

Hamilton built the program to the point where many college coaches are modeling his vision into their own teams. Stanford uses a power run game and utilizes that success to create a passing game that causes favorable matchups on the outside. Hamilton's system would transition well for the Jets and allow them to focus their attention on the offensive line that had given them trouble all last year.

Pat Shurmur, former Head Coach of the Cleveland Browns

Despite having limited success on a franchise that are perennial non-contenders, Shurmur has enjoyed better years for the other franchises that he has worked for. He began his career as the tight ends coach for seven years at Michigan State before moving on to be the offensive line coach at Stanford. He became the tight ends coach for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1999 and then the quarterbacks coach in 2002. After a brief stint as the Rams OC in 2009, he became the Browns head coach in 2011. Shurmur has worked with all aspects of the offense and his experience working with the Eagles can help the Jets' quarterbacks to achieve their potentials.

Hue Jackson, Secondary Coach for the Cincinnati Bengals

Jackson is a name connected to Rex Ryan. They both worked together for the Baltimore Ravens when the latter was head coach there in 2009. Jackson has an extensive resume as an OC where he has held the position for the Oakland Raiders, Atlanta Falcons, and Washington Redskins. He also has head coaching experience with the Raiders in 2011. Jackson has coached all positions of the offense at both the NFL and FBS level and can achieve the success the Jets are looking for.

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