One of the worst head coaching tenures in Jets history is finally over. The Jets have informed Todd Bowles that he will not be back in 2019, just a few hours after another embarrassing loss to the Patriots, 38-3. GM Mike Maccagnan, however, will remain with the team and be involved in the search for Bowles' replacement.
Bowles, the only Jets head coach to lead the team to three straight seasons with 10+ losses, is leaving with an abysmal 24-40 record, including 20 losses in his past 27 games. Only Rich Kotite had a worse winning percentage among Jets head coaches who lasted more than one season.
The Jets currently have the third longest acive streak of not making the playoffs, as the Gang Green missed the post season for the 8th straight year.
The Jets opening should look pretty attractive to prospective candidates, as they will have $100M in salary cap space, #3 overall draft pick, and QB Sam Darnold who has seemingly improved as the season progressed. Michigan's Jim Harbaugh and former Packers' coach Mike McCarthy have been mentioned as possible Bowles' replacements.