NFL Rumors: Seahawks set to hire former Jets staff member Mack Brown as TE coach

The Seattle Seahawks concluded the 2023 regular season with a 9-8 record, but their postseason struggles persisted, extending a trend from previous seasons. In response to their playoff disappointments, the team took decisive action by parting ways with head coach Pete Carroll and appointing Mike McDonald as his successor.

In a concerted effort to address offensive issues, the Seahawks have taken proactive steps by hiring Ryan Grubb and Scott Huff. Now, the team is making headlines with the recruitment of Mack Brown.

Seahawks are interested in bringing in Mack Brown 

The Seahawks recently welcomed a new coach to their staff, bringing in Mack Brown from the Jets to serve as their tight ends coach, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. With the Seahawks’ offensive struggles last season, Brown’s arrival is viewed as a welcome development for the team’s coaching staff.

His coaching journey began after his successful playing career, during which he earned recognition as a first-team All-HAAC performer and received multiple NAIA Academic All-American honors in 2008. He transitioned into coaching as an assistant at William Jewell College before assuming various roles in high school and collegiate football, per the New York Jets.

Following his time as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Lawrence High School, he transitioned to Missouri, starting out as a recruiting assistant. He progressed to taking on more responsibilities as an offensive quality control coach and graduate assistant before moving up to become the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Missouri State. He was at Missouri State for almost three seasons.

His tenure at Missouri State saw him take on significant coaching responsibilities, honing his skills before joining the Jets as an offensive assistant. Now, with his move to the Seattle Seahawks, Brown brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the team’s coaching staff.

Looking back at Mack Brown’s with the Jets

Mack Brown began his tenure with the New York Jets in 2019 as a defensive assistant, primarily focusing on coaching the linebackers. During his time in this role, he played a pivotal role in the improvement of the Jets’ linebacking corps. 

Under his guidance, the linebackers demonstrated significant progress, with five different inside linebackers achieving at least one game with 10 or more tackles. Additionally, the Jets’ defense excelled against the run, allowing just 99.5 yards per game rushing, marking the fourth-best average in the league.

The next season, the coach from Missouri State was promoted to the position of wide receiver coach for the New York Jets. The impact he made was clear, with five different Jets receivers each catching 25 or more passes during the season. In 2021, the Jets were the only team in the league with a wide range of receivers achieving this feat, making them stand out.

Following his success coaching at the 2022 Senior Bowl, Brown’s role expanded as he was promoted to wide receivers coach, overseeing the development of the National Team’s six wide receivers. 

Under his tutelage, rookie wide receiver Garrett Wilson emerged as a standout performer, leading all rookies in both receptions and receiving yards. Wilson’s exceptional performance earned him recognition as the offensive rookie of the year.

As he is set to leave the Jets and join the Seahawks, it will remain to be seen how his coaching experience changes the offense nightmares of the Seattle team.

Shabiha Akter

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