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Jets Hire Todd Bowles as Coach

13 Jan

Charlie Casserly and Ron Wolf’s jobs are complete.

On the same day the Jets officially named Mike Maccagnan as the teams new GM, the Jets have hired Todd Bowles as head coach. The deal is reportedly for four years.

Casserly and Wolf were hired by Woody Johnson to lead the search and conduct interviews for GM and head coaching candidates after the Jets parted ways with Rex Ryan and John Idzik on Black Monday.

Bowles, a native of Elizabeth, New Jersey, most recently served as the Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator for the past two seasons. He previously served as defensive backs coach for the Jets in 2000 under Al Groh.

It was long speculated that the Jets were all in on Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, but the team didn’t want to wait for Seattle’s season to be over and risk losing out on other candidates.

The Jets are coming off a 4-12 season, but are in a prime position to turn things around quickly. Bowles and Maccagnan will have over $40 million in cap space to work with, and the 6th overall pick in the draft.

The biggest area they will have to address is the quarterback position, and whether Bowles and Maccagnan believe Geno Smith is the future, or if the Jets should move in a different direction.

 
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