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The New York Jets 2017 season is over and head coach Todd Bowles gave his annual season-ending press conference on Monday. Here are the highlights.

The first Monday after the NFL regular season ends is known as “Black Monday,” the annual ritual sacrifice for head coaches. The NFL is the only major sport that has this much turnover at the head coaching position. On average, six-to-eight head coaches are fired every year.

Despite what some people thought though, Jets head coach Todd Bowles was not one of those let go. Armed with draft picks and cap space, the Jets appear to be in good position to make some noise in 2018.

Speaking of noise, Bowles made some in his final press conference of the 2017 season.

This team should be angry. This band of misfits almost coulda, shoulda, woulda snapped the Jets playoff drought. It would’ve been the unlikeliest season in NFL history. What’s important is that the chemistry and camaraderie built during this 5-11 season will drive this team in 2018 and beyond.

Team MVP Josh McCown was not made available to the media due to a strange new team policy. It’s an odd move, especially since McCown said he’d address the media and the team won’t let him.

There’s a lot of questions heading into the offseason, including this one: Will McCown retire at 38?

McCown doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who would want to end his career like this. Most players want to go out on their own terms. Coaching could be in his future or perhaps another run in green and white. Per ESPN’s Rich Cimini, there’s mutual interest on a contract, but it’s far from a done deal.

You can see Bowles’ entire season-ending press conference below.

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