New York Jets Owner Seems Totally Cool With Idea The Team Might Not Make The Playoffs In 2018

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The New York Jets are a fun team to watch if you’re a fan of another AFC team (besides the Browns). The ghost-assisted failed drug tests and dancing on the field in the middle of a game will make any fan of any other franchise think “alright at least things aren’t this bad.” Again, not counting the Browns.

Jets owner Christopher Johnson announced to the rest of the NFL yesterday that the Jets would once again be a doormat. In an interview with reporters, the interim owner stated: “there is ‘no mandate’ to make the postseason in 2018.”

The Jets just gave head coach Todd Bowles and General Manager Mike Maccagnan two-year extensions last week. In their first three seasons, the duo helmed a franchise with a 20-28 record. The team hasn’t made the playoffs since 2010.

“I want to get to the playoffs. I want to build a team with Mike and Todd that can compete for the playoffs every year, and that can’t happen fast enough,” Johnson said in Florham Park. “But there’s no mandate.”

Johnson seems like a pretty chill boss. He rewards mediocrity and gives people more than four years to have any semblance of success.

“I think you’re going to see that change going forward,” Johnson said. “I think that the fans are going to be happy with our movement as we go into the next year.”

Maybe if Johnson doesn’t care about the playoffs, he should have Bowles and Maccagnan shoot for smaller goals, like making the cut for Hard Knocks.

[via New York Daily News]

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