EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.
The New York Jets will retain coach Robert Saleh and general manager Joe Douglas for the upcoming season, despite a disappointing performance. Owner Woody Johnson confirmed this decision to the New York Post, stating that he believes the team has made positive strides in terms of culture and defense, but acknowledges the need for improvement on offense.
Following the Jets’ 30-28 victory over the Washington Commanders, Coach Saleh expressed his lack of surprise regarding the news. He mentioned that Johnson had previously shared his support with him. Saleh also highlighted the team’s potential for growth and learning from their past experiences.
Looking ahead to the remaining two games of the season and beyond, Saleh expressed his gratitude for Johnson’s support and conveyed his excitement for the future. With 2024 on the horizon, the Jets are eager to tackle the challenges ahead and strive for success.
Jets Ownership Expresses Confidence in Coaching Staff and Quarterback
In a recent statement, Johnson, the owner of the New York Jets, revealed that the return of quarterback Aaron Rodgers next season played a significant role in his decision-making process. Rodgers sustained a left Achilles tendon injury only four plays into his debut with the team, resulting in the Jets’ elimination from playoff contention after a resounding 30-0 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
The owner emphasized the importance of continuity by mentioning Rodgers’ endorsement of head coach Saleh, general manager Douglas, and offensive coordinator Hackett. Johnson stated, “We need a quarterback. We had a quarterback for four plays. Since then, we haven’t been able to replace him. If we have a good quarterback, it makes everybody’s job easier. It makes the line better, the receivers better.”
Despite a challenging season with a current record of 6-9, the Jets managed to secure a victory over the Commanders. Their remaining games include away matches against Cleveland on Thursday and New England on January 7th.
Running back Breece Hall expressed his enthusiasm towards the show of faith from ownership, stating, “It’s cool to know that the owners, GM, and everyone have confidence in our coaches and the team overall.” Hall also added, “We have some really good guys on our team, and we need a few more pieces. It’s going to be exciting to witness our continued growth.”