Bleacher report,The New York Jets have made it clear that they won’t be bringing in a coach in 2017.
According to ESPN New York’s Mike Florio, the Jets are “not going to bring in a new coach” this year.
The Jets are in the middle of a five-game losing streak.
The New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers are currently the only two teams remaining undefeated.
Florio writes that the Jets were “unlikely to be bringing back a coach” in 2017, so their only hope is to find a coach who is willing to move the team forward.
“There is nothing in the league for New York to replace their coach,” Jets general manager John Idzik said in a press conference on Monday.
“We’re not going to do that.”
The Jets will be in the thick of the AFC East playoff race this year, with the Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills already playing in the divisional round.
The New York Giants are also in the hunt for the division title.
Idzik has made a point of stressing that his team is still in contention for a playoff spot.
As Florio notes, it is the Jets’ first losing season since the 2006-07 season.
New York will be without defensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, who will be taking over the team from Todd Bowles in 2019.
The team has been linked to a number of high-profile candidates, including New York State coach Sean Payton and former NFL defensive end Antonio Smith.