New York Jets owner Woody Johnson has been on a rampage this week, having fired offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur following the team’s failure to make the playoffs on the back of a very positive start.
Now, Johnson is suggested he’s ready to move on from Zach Wilson, despite the franchise previously declaring support for the quarterback.
Wilson had a poor season at the back for the Jets, hardly showing improvement, and was benched twice during the campaign. Rookie Breece Hall’s season-ending knee injury didn’t help matters either.
The QB has been made to shoulder most of the blame for the Jets’ letdown in 2022/23.
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The team owner spoke to reporters on Thursday and revealed he is “absolutely” willing to spend big on a veteran signal-caller this year.
“We’ve got a cap so there’s an amount you can spend,” he said, via ESPN.com. “But, yeah, yeah. That’s kind of the missing piece.”
While Johnson is demanding more from his team, he isn’t asking for instant success and insists he has no mandates.
“No. I don’t do mandates,” he said in quotes cited by The Associated Press. “We’ve all had a long wait. 54 years since the last Super Bowl is too long. Way too long. I’d like to change that fast, but mandates don’t work.”WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.