The New York Jets are one among 10 groups trying to fill their offensive coordinator place throughout the league and the pool simply obtained an entire lot wider.
Baltimore introduced that offensive coordinator Greg Roman would not return to the team, ending a four-year run with the workforce and setting quite a few franchise information within the course of. Underneath Roman’s tutelage, Lamar Jackson turned an MVP candidate and Baltimore has been to the playoffs in three of the final 4 seasons.
Issues of a struggling passing assault and lack of enchancment with backup quarterbacks in the end led to Roman’s tenure stalling in Baltimore.
Roman’s departure signifies that two offensive coordinators on playoff groups won’t be returning to the workforce, with Joe Lombardi being the opposite in Los Angeles. It additionally leaves the Jets with a a lot deeper pool than they initially started with as they seek for a alternative for Mike LaFleur.
There are execs and cons to any prime coordinator leaping on the open market. In actuality for the Jets, it actually comes down to 2 factors.
Roman’s means to adapt
Aside from what individuals in Baltimore say about their archaic passing assault, Roman has proven the power to adapt to whichever quarterback is beginning for his workforce. When he was the offensive coordinator in San Francisco, Roman helped each Alex Smit and Colin Kaepernick, two fully totally different quarterbacks, achieve success in a tough division.
Altering Baltimore’s offense to suit Lamar Jackson’s passing fashion was one other feather within the cap of an extended historical past of adapting to the gamers he has.
That might assist the Jets with whoever finally ends up beginning at quarterback for them in 2023. Whether or not it’s pocket passers like Derek Carr and Jimmy G, or scramblers like Lamar, Roman has proven the power to get essentially the most out of his signal-callers.
Don’t rely on a Lamar Reunion
We’ve seen groups in recent times attempt to rent coaches within the hopes that they carry their former quarterback with them. That doesn’t all the time occur although and will find yourself with disastrous outcomes.
Whereas Greg Roman is actually accessible to assist the Jets out on offense, don’t rely on Lamar Jackson to observe him. Talking to reporters Thursday afternoon, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh talked about that the previous league MVP would have a say in Roman’s alternative and remains to be engaged on getting a long-term extension performed with the workforce.
What does that imply? It means Lamar Jackson isn’t leaving Baltimore. So whereas Greg Roman may actually assist modernize the Jets’ offensive system and doubtlessly carry a contemporary face to the quarterback room, it doesn’t imply he’ll be capable of get one to come back with him simply by his persona alone.