By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
New York Jets owner Christopher Johnson made an statement on Wednesday that is very surprising. Johnson said he will not make an in-season coaching change, nor would be make one following the season.
The Jets are one of the worst teams in the NFL. New York beat its fellow New York brother in the Giants on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
With the win, the Jets improved to 2-7 on the season. Johnson also said that Gase’s assistant coaches are not going anywhere either.
“I want to assure you there will be no changes in coaches here,” Johnson said on Wednesday from the team’s facility in Florham Park, New Jersey. “Adam has the trust of this team. He has the trust of Sam [Darnold]. He has [general manager] Joe [Douglas]’s trust. He has my trust. He’s a good man. He’s a good coach.”
Besides relaying that message to the media, Johnson has also reportedly told the players this was the case, as well. Gase joined the team in the off-season after being fired by the Miami Dolphins at the end of the 2018 NFL season.
“We’re just getting started,” Johnson said. “But I feel really good about this team moving forward.”
He also announced the move is not going to be popular with his fan base.
“I understand,” he said. “I’m frustrated, too. I hate to lose.”
The Jets have a chance at winning back-to-back games. They travel to Landover, Maryland on Sunday to play the woeful Washington Redskins, who are 1-8 on the season.
Following the Redskins game, the team faces the Oakland Raiders, Cincinnati Bengals, Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, and close out the season against the Buffalo Bills.