Another season of failing to live up to expectations will likely end Todd Bowles’ stint as head coach of the New York Jets.
The team is planning to fire the fourth-year coach after Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per sources.
Following a stunning performance in the season opener against the Lions that seemed to suggest that Sam Darnold and the Jets were poised to make a run at a potential playoff berth this season, blunder-filled losses to the Browns, Jaguars and Bills annihilated any real chance of New York (4-11) evolving into a postseason contender.
While Darnold has shown some progress under Bowles in his rookie season, it apparently won’t be enough to help the coach keep his job. Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan is believed to be safe, Rapoport reported.
Bowles has posted a 24-39 record with the Jets.