The Jets' decision to hire John Morton as the team's new offensive coordinator was endored by future Hall of Famer Drew Brees, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.
Brees has known Morton for over a decade, as the two spent three seasons together in New Orleans - 2006, 2015, and 2016- while Morton served as the team's receivers coach.
Over the last two seasons, the Saints have scored more touchdowns and produced more yards than any team around the league.
"I'm excited for him and the opportunity that he has," Brees said Thursday at Super Bowl LI in Houston. "He's been around some great play-callers throughout his career, guys like Norv Turner in Oakland, Jon Gruden of course [and] Sean Payton, just to name a few."
In his return to New Orleans, Morton apparently made a positive impression on the talented quarterback.
"My experiences with Johnny have been great, especially over the last two years when he came back to New Orleans," said Brees. "I thought he brought a lot of great ideas and kind of a presence with the coaching staff, and contributed a lot. I wish him well. I hope he does a great job."