EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (The Spread) - The Jets found their next head coach, general manager and offensive coordinator in a busy Tuesday night.
The Jets hired Todd Bowles as head coach last night and named ex-Texans director of college scouting Mike Maccagnan as general manager. Bowles also hired former Bills head coach Chan Gailey as offensive coordinator after he was out of the league since being fired in Buffalo following the 2012 season.
Bowles, 51, is from Elizabeth, New Jersey so he's a hometown kid and will replace Rex Ryan, who was hired in Buffalo to be the Bills' next head coach. He was the Cardinals' defensive coordinator the past two seasons after holding the same title in Philadelphia and Miami prior to landing the job with Bruce Arians in Arizona. He's well respected around the league and was expected to receive a second interview in Atlanta this week as the Falcons continue their search for a new head as well.
Gailey, 63, was able to make Ryan Fitzpatrick into a serviceable starting quarterback in Buffalo and was also one of the only coaches to squeeze production out of running back C.J. Spiller. He'll have his hands full working with Geno Smith in New York if the Jets don't find another quarterback.