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5-11, 4th in AFC East
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2dRich Cimini

New Jets OC has a Kirk Cousins connection

Jeremy Bates used to coach under Mike Shanahan, and Kirk Cousins used to play for him. That common history could make for a better future in New York.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

With offensive-coordinator positions filling up around the league, Jets fans might be wondering about their own OC. Jeremy Bates is expected to get the job, as ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Jan. 22, but the Jets have yet to make it official. Is there a snafu? Is Bates pulling a Josh McDaniels? The team has declined to comment on the delay. My sense is there's no concern within the organization and that Bates remains the guy. They're just taking their sweet time.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets have a father-son combo on defense. DB Kacy Rodgers II, the son of defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers, has signed with the team, his agent announced on Twitter. Rodgers, 25, played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL. He worked out for the Jets in December. "He's a self-made man," his dad said at the time, describing how his son established himself in Canada after receiving no NFL contract offers. "I take my hat off to him." Rodgers II (6-2, 220) attended Miami (Fla.)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Jets center Nick Mangold reportedly is considering a career in politics. Mangold, a registered Republican, is being recruited by GOP officials to run for a congressional seat in New Jersey, according to a Politico report. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen is retiring, and the Essex County GOP would like Mangold, 34, to run in the primary. County chairman Al Barlas told Politico that Mangold is "intrigued by the idea." Mangold, who stumped for Donald Trump, said last week he's undecided about whether to resume his football career in 2018. He sat out 2017 after being released by the Jets.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Jets great Kevin Mawae will have to wait at least another year to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. For the second straight year, he made the cut from 15 to 10, but he wasn't among the five modern-era candidates selected for the Hall. The five: Ray Lewis, Brian Dawkins, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens and Brian Urlacher.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Pending free agent Josh McCown, speaking to reporters yesterday at the Super Bowl, reiterated his desire to return to the Jets. He also said he'd have no problem in a mentoring role if they draft a quarterback. "It's hard to say, ‘Hey, I want to go somewhere else' after you had the best year of your career," he said. McCown also said he has a "respect for the evaluation process." Translation: He understands why they're planning to make a run at Kirk Cousins.

Team Stats

Passing Yards198.924th
Rushing Yards106.419th
Points For18.624th
Points Against23.9Tied-22nd