Jets owner Woody Johnson tells Ian Rapoport of NFL Media that he has long-term confidence in HC Todd Bowles and GM Mike Maccagnan, despite the team’s obvious struggles this season.
“We got 10 games to go. I’m very confident with (coach) Todd Bowles and (general manager) Mike (Maccagnan),” Johnson said. “I think we’ve got an excellent team (of leaders). I really respect Todd, I know he’s doing what he’s going to do. It’s football. He’s a good coach. I have long-term confidence in him and in Mike and in their teams.
“That’s the way I feel. Onward and outward, we’ve had a tough schedule, it’s no excuse. We’ve been in some games. But Monday night was … we gotta be better than that.”
The Jets have, however, decided to make a quarterback change on Wednesday and will be going with Geno Smith for their Week 7 game against the Ravens with Ryan Fitzpatrick heading to the bench.
Last year, the Jets surprised people by posting a 10-win season, but the team has really struggled on both sides of the ball and there are questions about the team’s overall talent.
Bowles, 52, was hired by the Jets last year after spending two years as the Cardinals’ defensive coordinator. He has led the Jets to a record of 11 and 11 and no playoff appearances.
We’ll have more regarding potential changes for the Jets as the news is available.