Plenty of NFL head coaches are expected to be fired at the end of the 2018 season, and it looks as though we can preemptively add one more name to the list: New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles.
According to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Jets are expected to fire Bowles at the end of the season.
The Jets are 4-11 on the season and will finish 2018 with five wins or fewer for the third year in a row.
Bowles got off to a terrific start with the Jets in his first year at the helm. In 2015, the Jets started the season 10-5 and needed to win at Buffalo to clinch the playoffs. But the Jets lost the game in embarrassing fashion and were eliminated from the playoffs – missing out for the fifth straight year.
Since 2016, Bowles’ Jets have gone 14-33.
Per the report, the team is expected to interview former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy and former Colts and Lions head coach Jim Caldwell for the vacancy.
Embattled Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan is “believed to be safe.”
Maccagnan orchestrated the trade that ultimately landed rookie quarterback Sam Darnold in the 2018 NFL Draft, but also whiffed on several other high picks in previous drafts, the most notable of which was quarterback Christian Hackenberg in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Hackenberg never played a down in the NFL.