Is Adam Gase already on the hot seat? It would be tough for owner Woody Johnson to retain the second-year head coach if the Jets complete their tenth consecutive season without a playoff appearance, Manish Mehta of the Daily News opines. The Jets are obviously fond of Gase, but Mehta believes that Johnson – who will return to his New York area home later this year – wouldn’t be able to ignore the cries for a coaching change if the Jets finish 6-10.
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- Jets GM Joe Douglas is also set to enter Year Two and Ralph Vacchiano of SNY turned in an early report card on his work thus far. Among his highlights: shipping Leonard Williams to the Giants for third and fifth-round picks instead of losing him for nothing, bolstering the offensive line, and landing Denzel Mims in Round 2 after a bold trade down the board. Of course, it hasn’t all been roses. Douglas’ messy battle with Kelechi Osemele and the ill-fated Ryan Kalil deal were listed among his demerits. Vacchiano also questions the Jets’ lack of receiver options heading into 2020. This offseason, Douglas watched other teams acquire Stefon Diggs, DeAndre Hopkins, and Brandin Cooks. Instead of trading for one of those stars, the Jets signed Breshad Perriman to replace Robby Anderson.
- It’s become abundantly clear that the Jets are far from sold on Brian Winters as their starting right guard. Based on what he’s been hearing, Brian Costello of the New York Post believes that new addition Greg Van Roten will wind up as the team’s top RG. With that said, Costello notes that the Jets love Winters’ toughness, so it’s possible that he could avoid getting released this summer.
- Speaking of the interior line, former Bears Pro Bowler Kyle Long says the Jets have not talked to him about coming out of retirement, despite last week’s rumors.