NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A new age of Jets football began on Wednesday morning.
The franchise formally introduced new general manager Mike Maccagnan and head coach Todd Bowles.
“He is a natural leader,” owner Woody Johnson said of Bowles at the introductory news conference.
Johnson opted for wholesale changes following a 4-12 season that went off the rails in Week 2 and never righted itself. The Jets have missed the playoffs four straight seasons, their longest postseason drought since a run of six straight from 1992-97.
Former GM John Idzik and head coach Rex Ryan were fired on Dec. 29. Ryan, who went 26-38 in the years following the Jets’ back-to-back AFC title game appearances, has since signed a five-year contract to be the head coach of the rival Buffalo Bills.