Saints’ job hunt grows after losing WR coach John Morton
- January 31, 2017
The New Orleans Saints’ to-do list just got a little longer.
They will now have to fill yet another key position on their coaching staff after losing wide receivers coach John Morton to the New York Jets’ offensive coordinator job.
The Saints were already in the market for four or five new assistants after firing linebackers coaches Joe Vitt and James Willis, special teams coaches Greg McMahon and Stan Kwan and defensive line coach Bill Johnson earlier in the month.
As much as the Saints will miss Morton, though, coach Sean Payton has always said that losing assistants to promotions elsewhere means that you are doing something right. And that certainly appears to be the case with the way Morton handled the Saints’ young wide receiver corps during his two years in New Orleans.