Contrary to what many New York Jets fans have been asking for, HC Todd Bowles and GM Mike Maccagnan’s jobs seem to be safe.According to a report from Gary Myers of the NY Daily News, a source with knowledge of the New York Jets says that team owner Woody Johnson is planning to keep head coach Todd Bowles and general manager Mike Maccagnan on board for next season.
The Jets sit at 4-11 this season with one more game to go, and are still without a franchise quarterback, and any semblance of consistency for that matter – all happening under the leadership of both Bowles and Mac.
Bowles was brought in before last season with Maccagnan, when the GM decided to start an ‘aggressive rebuild’, bringing in veterans like cornerback Darrelle Revis and wide receiver Brandon Marshall. That resulted in a 10-6 season that fell one game-winning drive short of a playoff spot.
Maccagnan largely kept that team together this offseason, bringing back quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and signing ‘star’ defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson to a long-term deal to keep him in Gotham.
But that has all severely backfired, as Bowles appears to have lost the locker room, all while making plenty of his own boneheaded coaching mistakes.
Offensive coordinator Chan Gailey has also looked lost in his play-calling all season, unable to replicate the West Coast style magic of 2015.
Jets fans are sure to be fired up one way or another about this decision, but a strong offseason and draft would go along way towards restoring widespread belief in both Bowles and Maccagnan.