The New York Jets looked good after a 5-2 start to the season and were still in place to lock down a playoff berth at 7-4 with six games remaining. However, they failed to maintain their momentum and finished the term with six consecutive losses to miss the postseason for the 12th straight year.
Most of the team’s problems stemmed from their offense, more so from quarterback Zach Wilson, who eventually got benched.
The Jets have taken a public stance on Wilson, insisting they will continue to support the second-year signal-caller, though it’s now being claimed that team owner Woody Johnson wants to sever ties with offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur and his staff.
That is according to ex-NFL GM Michael Lombardi, who said as much on the GM Shuffle Podcast.
And it appears as though the owner has won this battle over his head coach, as not long after it was revealed that the Jets would be moving on from LaFleur.
It’s doubtful that Saleh is happy about this move, as you’d have to think the head coach would prefer to have the final decision on exactly who he’s working with on his coaching staff. And there’s nothing a head coach hates more than an owner who wants to make all the decisions about the team’s personnel.
That being said, it should also be noted that LaFleur did get to run the Jets offense without interference from head coach Robert Saleh, and they finished as the 29th-best scoring offense in the league. So perhaps in this case the owner was right.
Either way, between LaFleur’s dismissal and the ongoing situation with Zach Wilson, you can expect the tension to continue to grow within the Jets organization as the offseason approaches.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.