The New York Jets are spiraling out of control with its season and sit at a 3-9 record as one of the worst teams in football and officially eliminated from playoff contention. Chatter has already began as to whether the Jets need to make major moves and consider moving on from head coach Todd Bowles.
The Jets entered the 2016 season with expectations to return to the playoff conversation. The team added pieces in the off-season including Matt Forte and added youth to the linebacker corps that has been desperately needed for years.
After 12 games all of the off-season hype can now be deemed a major disappointment. Ryan Fitzpatrick has performed extremely poorly and has lost his job to Bryce Petty for the final four games and veterans such as Darrelle Revis seemed to look like their skills and conditioning are declining.
Bowles does not have concerns about his job security and will continue to prepare his team as he does every week and is not concerned about any tanking, which some fans may be calling for.
“I know what my job status is and I don’t worry about that,” he said. “I’m going to do the same thing and keep grinding like I always do,” said Bowles.
Jets fans may want to pinpoint the problem with this team on the head coach or the general manager, but the talent simply has eroded from a season ago and there are bad contracts that must be resolved. The Jets should not make changes at its head coaching or general manager spots, but other changes within the coaching staff and on the actual roster should be on the horizon.