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Marty Mornhinweg hired to run New York Jets' offense

The New York Jets have hired Marty Mornhinweg to be their offensive coordinator, a team source told's Albert Breer on Friday. The Jets fired offensive coordinator Tony Sparano after a season that can best be described as "turbulent."

Mornhinweg joined the Eagles' staff in 2003 and was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2006. The unit was a top-10 scoring offense from 2008 to 2011, though Andy Reid normally is credited for that success.

The Jets were the 28th-ranked scoring offense in 2012 and the 30th-ranked pass offense. Starting quarterback Mark Sanchez performed so poorly that he was benched for Greg McElroy. Tim Tebow was so unimpressive in practice that the coaching staff never gave him the chance to start. So the immediate question becomes: Will Mornhinweg try to bring Michael Vick along?

Most believed Vick was out the door in Philly after he was benched for Nick Foles. That opinion shifted when Chip Kelly was hired to replace Reid as Vick seems better suited to run the read-option. The Vick question will be asked early when Mornhinweg holds his introductory news conference.

From a pure personality standpoint, the Jets will continue to be one of the more interesting teams in the NFL. Both Rex Ryan and Mornhinweg are, let's call them "unique."

Regardless, Mornhinweg has a lot of work in front of him. This will be the first time he has been the top offensive coach since he sat in the big chair in Detroit in 2001 and 2002.

Follow Kareem Copeland on Twitter @kareemcopeland.

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