New York Jets coach Todd Bowles reportedly isn’t going anywhere.
A report from the New York Daily News’ Gary Myers suggests Bowles won’t be fired after his second season with the club. A source told Myers they don’t anticipate any changes in the offseason.
This news might come as a disappointment for some fans who believe the team has quit on Bowles. New York has hardly been competitive during their last few games and have become one of this season’s punchlines a year removed from a 10-6 campaign in Bowles’ debut season.
Of course, there are personnel problems way beyond Bowles’ control. The Jets still don’t have an answer at quarterback after Ryan Fitzpatrick was a complete bust coming off of a career season. The secondary has only regressed from last season as Darrelle Revis has become a borderline starter.
New York’s defensive line entered the season deemed as one of the best units in the league, but has been nothing but a disappointment. The Jets rank 31st in the NFL with 24 sacks after recording 39 sacks last season.
An aging offensive line has fallen apart and years of neglect at the top of the draft resulted in a porous unit. An injury to Eric Decker destroyed New York’s red zone offense.
The problem is Bowles had a similar roster a season ago and won 10 games. But, it appears the Jets have proven that the 2015 season was a fluke and merely a byproduct of a soft schedule.
That being said, Bowles apparently will get at least one more year to clean up the mess. The problem is it might take more than one season for that to happen.