John Morton (American football)

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John Morton
John Morton before a 2008 game
Sport(s) American football
Current position
Title Offensive coordinator
Team New York Jets
Biographical details
Born (1969-09-24) September 24, 1969 (age 47)
Auburn Hills, Michigan
Playing career
1989–1990 Grand Rapids CC
1991–1992 Western Michigan
1993 Oakland Raiders*
1993 Green Bay Packers*
1994 Oakland Raiders*
1995 Jacksonville Jaguars*
1995 Toronto Argonauts
1996 Oakland Raiders*
1996 Toronto Argonauts
1997 Frankfurt Galaxy
Position(s) WR
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2002–2004 Oakland Raiders (OA/TE)
2005 San Diego (WR)
2006 New Orleans Saints (OA)
2007–2008 USC (WR)
2009–2010 USC (OC)
2011–2014 San Francisco 49ers (WR)
2015–2016 New Orleans Saints (WR)
2017–present New York Jets (OC)

John Morton (born September 24, 1969) is an American football coach. He is currently the offensive coordinator for the New York Jets, after having served as wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator in the years before that at USC.

Playing career[edit]

Morton played college football at Western Michigan.

He played professionally for the Canadian Football League Toronto Argonauts and on the practice squads of the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers.

Coaching career[edit]

After ending his playing career in 1997, Morton began working for the National Football League's Oakland Raiders, initially in the personnel department. In 2002, he took a coaching position in the organization, as a Senior Offensive Assistant on a team that made it to Super Bowl XXXVII under head coach Bill Callahan. After another year at the position, he was elevated to Tight Ends Coach for the 2004 season under new Raiders head coach Norv Turner. In 2005, he joined Jim Harbaugh's staff at the University of San Diego, a D-IAA college program, where he coached the passing game and wide receivers for a squad that went 11-1-0 and won the Pioneer Football League Championship. The following season, he took a position as an offensive assistant with the New Orleans Saints under head coach Sean Payton, who advanced to the 2006 NFC Championship game.

Morton joined USC in 2007, taking up a similar position to the one he held at San Diego. When offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian accepted a head coaching position with Washington, Morton was interviewed by head coach Pete Carroll as a candidate for the position.[1] As expected, Morton eventually got the job.[2] In 2017, he was hired by the New York Jets as an offensive coordinator.


  1. ^ Klein, Gary (2008-12-08). "Two coaches with quite the resumes". Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ Klein, Gary (2008-12-13). "USC coaching staff may play musical chairs". Los Angeles Times. 

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