While many Jets fans are sad to see Rex Ryan go, many are excited, as he gets ready to pass the torch to his predecessor.
The New York Jets wasted no time at all deciding who should be put in charge of the franchise’s team, and that man is Todd Bowles. Many football fans know Bowles because he was the coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals.
Bowles will be teaming up with Mike Maccagnan, who was just also just brought on as the Jet’s general manager. The two are going to help rebuild the Jet’s professional reputation as a team who is able to win championships, and not go 4-12, like they have for the past four years.
The two men met at a dinner meeting with owner Woody Johnson and other team officials, and they must have made a great impression because they were called back for a second interview and would earn the positions.
Bowles and Maccagnan are going to be focusing on the Jet’s offensive side, and because these are two brand new authorities they may have a new perspective that was missing regarding what should be done in future seasons.
Bowles was born and raised in New Jersey, so this move will return him home. He has worked numerous jobs within his fifteen-year career, and has even served as secondary coach to the Jets for a season back in 2000. For eight of those years he also played safety for the Washington Redskins, he has also coached for six teams throughout the NFL, and was seen as one of the highest candidates for the position. His background demonstrates that he has seen and experienced most aspects of the game, and he may be the miracle that the Jets need in order to bring a championship back to the NFL next year.
Rob Schumacher, The Arizona Republic
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