There was a euphoria emanating from the Jets’ locker room Friday, as if they had just won a big game. But there was no game, just an announcement from team ownership that head coach Todd Bowles and general manager Mike Maccagnan had their contracts extended for two years, locking them in though the 2020 season. For the Jets, to a man, this was received as great news. “I said, ‘Hell, yeah,’ when I heard it,” linebacker Jordan Jenkins said. “I’m excited because I like stability,” defensive lineman Leonard Williams said. “I think [Bowles is] great for this team and the direction of this team,” receiver Jermaine Kearse said. “That’s what most guys were hoping for. [We’re] glad to keep [Bowles] here,” linebacker Darron Lee said. “It’s extremely important when you have consistency,” left tackle Kelvin Beachum said. “It’s good for the players and the team to have stability with the coach and the GM.” But is it good for the fans? Stability is terrific, as long as your team is winning, but the Jets are out of the playoffs for the third year under the collective watch of Bowles and Maccagnan, and the seventh consecutive season overall.
It’s now playoffs or bust next season for Todd Bowles
New York Post | Dec 30