The Jets have announced the firing of head coach Todd Bowles.
The Jets got their Black Monday started on Sunday by relieving their coach of his duties just hours after a blowout loss in New England. Bowles is the second coaching casualty since the end of the regular season. Tampa Bay had just announced the dismissal of Dirk Koetter hours earlier.
Bowles’ tenure started with a 10 win campaign in 2015, but it ended on a sour note as the Jets fell to the Bills on the final day of the season. The defeat cost the Jets a Playoff spot.
The team would never again come close to contending for a postseason spot under Bowles. The 2016 Jets were a disappointment, putting together only 5 wins and 11 loss. The team put together an identical record in 2017 and fell to 4-12 in 2018. The highlight of Bowles’ last three years was an early season three game win streak in 2017. That says it all.
Bowles’ tenure was marked by poor game management and suspect coaching staff hires. He went through three offensive coordinators in four years but curiously kept Kacy Rodgers as defensive coordinator for his entire tenure despite the results.