Chad Johnson volunteers for New York Jets’ coaching opening
The New York Jets parted ways with offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur on Wednesday, beginning their search for a new leader of the offense.
But that’s not the only coaching position the Jets will be looking to fill over the next few weeks.
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the Jets’ wide receivers coach, Miles Austin, is facing a lengthy suspension for violating the league’s gambling policy, so New York will be looking for someone to replace him. The Jets will also be looking for a new assistant defensive line coach.
Along with offensive coordinator, the #Jets will be searching for a new wide receivers coach to replace Miles Austin, who faces a lengthy suspension for violating NFL gambling policy, and an assistant defensive line coach, per source.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) January 11, 2023
On Twitter, former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson responded to the news of the Jets’ wide receivers coach vacancy by volunteering for the job.
“I want to work with [Garrett] Wilson, [Elijah] Moore, and [Corey] Davis, call me”, Johnson tweeted on Wednesday evening.
I want to work with Wilson, Moore and Davis, call me https://t.co/6kDevIb3PQ
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) January 11, 2023
Despite never playing for the franchise, Johnson has become known as one of the biggest Jets fans on social media. From declaring he is in love with Zach Wilson to saying Mike LaFleur’s job is “so easy” because he has Garrett Wilson and Elijah Moore, Johnson is constantly supporting Gang Green online.
It will be interesting to see how the Jets decide to fill this coaching position. New York’s wide receiver room was a mixed bag in 2022. While Austin helped Garrett Wilson put together the best rookie season by a wide receiver in Jets history, other receivers on the roster regressed, such as Elijah Moore and Braxton Berrios. In fairness, Moore’s lack of production could easily be attributed to poor quarterbacking.
Referencing your article yesterday, it’s more probable that Elijah regressed because we didn’t get him the ball in YAC situations (ie crossers, screens, jet sweeps & slants).
One need only watch the YouTube video compilation of Elijah’s college highlights to see that we misused him horribly
He runs backwards every time he makes a catch. I’m not so sure his YAC as a pro is what we think it will be. He’s got work to do, clearly the WR coaching was poor, none of these guys got better, luckily Garrett had one of the top WR coaches in College football, and if I were the Jets, I’d consider trying to pry him away from OSU, although considering he’s an alum and prob has his sights on the head job someday I doubt he’d come.