New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles is facing a severe “uphill battle” as it pertains to saving his job for the 2019 NFL season and beyond.
When is Bowles gone? Is he definitely gone after the season? Could be axed during the season? Is it fathomable he saves his job? So many questions, no answers. On Sunday morning, however, we have a report.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Bowles faces an “uphill battle” the rest of the season in the department of saving his job with the organization.
Bowles, 55, has led the Jets to an extremely disappointing 13-29 record over the last two-and-change years. This poor performance has come off the heels of a tremendous 10-6 rookie season in 2015.
Rapoport makes mention that general manager Mike Maccagnan is much safer than Bowles. Since both the head coach and general manager are considered “equals” among the Jets front office hierarchy, each job is evaluated on its own measure by ownership.
The source when on to describe that Bowles appears to be safe until the end of the season due to the idea the Jets aren’t an organization that makes “rash” decisions. Furthermore, the reason for Bowles’s weak standing (other than the losing) is that the players seemed to lack effort in their horrid 41-10 blowout loss to the Matt Barkley-led Buffalo Bills.
During Week 11, it’ll be impossible for the team to lose, for a bye is in order. Todd Bowles and the New York Jets will dust themselves off for a date with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium a week from Sunday.