According to Albert Breer of The MMQB.com, there’s a chance the Jets will fire HC Todd Bowles during the season if the team continues to struggle.
Breer previously mentioned that the Jets were likely to resist any temptation to fire Bowles in-season and a potential change may not come until after the year was out.
However, Breer now says that his opinion has changed based on how the last week has gone internally and what he’s heard in the days since.
Last week, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported that Jets GM Mike Maccagnan will likely be back next year and play an important role in hiring the team’s next head coach.
While Maccagnan has made a number of mistakes during his time in New York, Mehta says there’s a belief inside the building that he can improve with a new reporting structure.
According to Mehta, the Jets’ current power structure has created “division, friction and passive-aggressive petulance” between Maccagnan and Bowles and their relationship has “eroded” over the years.
Bowles, 54, began his NFL coaching career with the Packers back in 1995 as a player personnel staff member before working for a number of teams including the Jets, Browns, Cowboys, Dolphins, Eagles and Cardinals.
The Jets hired Bowles as their head coach for the 2015 season and signed him to an extension last through 2020 last year.
During his four years as Jets’ head coach, Bowles has led the team to a record of 23-37 (38.3 percent) and no playoff appearances.