MILES AUSTIN III returns for his second season as the wide receivers coach after initially joining the New York Jets as part of Robert Saleh's first staff in 2021. A former Pro Bowl wide receiver who played in the NFL for 10 seasons, Austin is in his third season coaching in the league after two seasons in scouting.
In his first season with the Jets (2021), Austin oversaw a wide receiver group that adjusted all season due to injuries as their top three receivers – Corey Davis, Elijah Moore and Jamison Crowder. As a result of each being limited to 12 or fewer games, five different receivers caught 25+ passes - only such team in the league in 2021 - while four had multiple touchdown receptions.
Davis, an unrestricted free agent signing in his first season with the Jets, opened the season with four touchdowns and a 14.5 receiving average through the first six games. Moore, a 2021 second-round pick, became the first rookie to lead the Jets in receiving yards since 1995, posting 538 yards in 11 games, including 76.5 yards per game between Weeks Eight and 13 (his final six games of the season). Braxton Berrios, a third-year wide receiver/return specialist who re-signed with the Jets in 2022, posted career highs in receptions, yards and touchdowns. Over his last four games (Weeks 14-17), Berrios scored four touchdowns – one receiving, two rushing and one returning.
Prior to joining the Jets, Austin spent a season with San Francisco (2019) as an offensive quality control coach as the team advanced to Super Bowl LIV. That season, the 49ers finished in the top four league-wide in points per game (29.9) and yards per game (381.1). Before that, he worked as a pro and college scouting intern for two seasons with the Cowboys.
Entering the league as an undrafted free agent, Austin played 129 games (70 starts) over 10 seasons for Dallas, Cleveland and Philadelphia. A two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, Austin finished his career with 361 receptions for 5,273 yards, both top 25 totals in NFL history for an undrafted free agent.
A native of Garfield, NJ, Austin finished his career at Monmouth as the school's all-time leader in receptions (150), receiving yards (2,867) and touchdown receptions (33). He is one of seven Hawks alumni to play in the NFL and the school's only Pro Bowler.
Austin and his wife, Stacy, have three children, Maven, Ava and Miles IV. He started the Austin Family Foundation with a mission to support and promote youth programming in lower income areas with the focus on character development and community involvement.
New York Jets | 2021-Present
Wide Receivers - 2021-Present
San Francisco 49ers | 2019
Offensive Quality Control - 2019
Dallas Cowboys | 2017-18
Pro & College Scouting Intern - 2017-18
Philadelphia Eagles (Wide Receiver) - 2015
Cleveland Browns (Wide Receiver) - 2014
Dallas Cowboys (Wide Receiver) - 2006-13
Monmouth (Wide Receiver) - 2002-05