The Jets have yet to approach head coach Todd Bowles regarding a contract extension, a source tells Darryl Slater of NJ.com.
Bowles inked a four-year contract when he became New York’s head coach prior to the 2015 campaign, so he won’t be without a deal until 2018. Still, the majority of NFL head coaches don’t serve as “lame ducks” — in other words, most coaches aren’t forced to head into the final season of their contract without a new pact in place. As such, an extension — if in the cards — could come together before next year gets underway.
Signing Bowles to an extension would have seemed far-fetched just three months ago, as the Jets were widely thought to be in the midst of a deep rebuild. But despite Gang Green jettisoning many of its experienced players, the club has surprised with a 5-7 record. While they’re not competing for a playoff berth, the Jets have shown enough this season that Bowles will almost certainly be asked to return in 2018. Sources inside the New York building are reportedly “raving” about Bowles’ performance with a young Jets roster in 2017.
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