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John Joseph Idzik dies at 85

Updated: December 9, 2013, 6:36 PM ET
Associated Press

CHADDS FORD, Pa. -- John Joseph Idzik, a former NFL assistant coach and father of New York Jets general manager John Idzik, has died. He was 85.

The Jets, citing information released by the family, announced Saturday that Idzik died of natural causes Tuesday at his home in Chadds Ford with family members by his side.

A former baseball and football star at Maryland, Idzik served as the offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1973-76 and the Jets from 1977-79. He was ...

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