Matt Burke, who previously served as the Miami Dolphins’ defensive coordinator under Adam Gase, has joined the New York Jets’ coaching staff.
The #Jets have hired former #Dolphins DC Matt Burke for a game-management role, source says. Burke, who most recently served as #Eagles run game coordinator and DL coach, brings 15 NFL seasons’ experience as a defensive coach but will help on both sides of the ball.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) May 26, 2021
Matt Burke has joined the Jets in a “game-management role,” according to the NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
Burke spent the last two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. He served as a defensive assistant in 2019, and in 2020, he served as both the defensive line coach and run game coordinator.
Both of Burke’s Eagles units performed well last year. The defensive line powered Philadelphia to a third-ranked total of 49 sacks and featured a league-high total of six players that recorded at least 25 pressures (Brandon Graham, Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, Malik Jackson, Derek Barnett, Vinny Curry). Philly’s run game averaged 5.0 yards per rush attempt, ranking third-best in the NFL.
Burke coached under former Jets head coach Adam Gase with the Miami Dolphins throughout Gase’s three-year tenure in Florida from 2016-18. He served as Miami’s linebackers coach in 2016 before being promoted to defensive coordinator, a role that held from 2017-18. It was an unsuccessful run for Burke, as the Fins ranked 29th and 27th in scoring defense over his two seasons at the helm.
A 45-year-old native of Hudson, Massachusetts, Burke played safety at Dartmouth before quickly transitioning into a coaching career following the conclusion of his playing days in college. Here is a look at his career resume:
- Run Game Coordinator/Defensive Line – Eagles (2020)
- Defensive Assistant – Eagles (2019)
- Defensive Coordinator – Dolphins (2017-18)
- Linebackers – Dolphins (2016)
- Linebackers – Bengals (2014-15)
- Linebackers – Lions (2009-13)
- Defensive Quality Control – Titans (2006-08)
- Administrative Assistant – Titans (2004-05)
- Assistant Coach – Harvard (2003)
- Graduate Assistant – Boston College (2000-02)
- Assistant Coach – Brighton Academy (1998-99)
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