NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that Gang Green will hire John Morton as their new OC, per a source informed of the team's thinking.
ESPN first reported the news.
Chan Gailey retired after the 2016 season. The 65-year-old coach told Todd Bowles prior to the season it would be his last year as coordinator.
Morton, a 13-year NFL coach, spent the past two seasons with the New Orleans Saints as receivers coach. He held the same position for the San Francisco 49ers from 2011-2014. Morton began his NFL coaching career in 2002 as an offensive assistant/tight ends with the Oakland Raiders. The 47-year-old's only offensive coordinator experience came 2009-2011 with the University of Southern California.
With Bowles overseeing the defensive side of the ball, Morton will likely have full control of the offense.