Sources: Jets hire Lee as QBs coach

January, 20, 2013
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Rex Ryan has filled a vital position on his coaching staff, hiring former Bills quarterbacks coach David Lee for the same position, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Sunday night.

Lee replaces Matt Cavanaugh, whose contract wasn't renewed after the season.

In a span of three days, the Jets have made two important additions to the staff: Lee and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who's expected to install a West Coast offense.

Lee is a curious choice because he's not from the "West Coast" coaching tree, but he's a favorite of Ryan. In fact, Ryan tried to hire Lee last season, hoping to reunite him with coordinator Tony Sparano. Lee and Sparano worked together in Miami, where they introduced the Wildcat to the NFL. The Jets could've used Lee's expertise with Tim Tebow.

Lee is making a tour of the AFC East, having spent one season with the Bills and three with the Dolphins. In 2011, he was the coordinator for Ole Miss. Lee has eight seasons of NFL experience.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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