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Bates Gets Shot As Jets' Offensive Coordinator

Jeremy Bates is getting another chance at running an NFL offense.

The New York Jets promoted Bates from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator Wednesday, replacing the fired John Morton.

The team also hired Rick Dennison as offensive line coach/run game coordinator and Steve Jackson as assistant defensive backs coach. Bates also will continue his duties as quarterbacks coach.

Bates takes over an offense that ranked 28th overall and struggled with consistency — resulting in Morton's dismissal after just one season.

Bates was hired last offseason by coach Todd Bowles to work with the Jets' quarterbacks after being out of football from 2013-16. The...