NY Jets not expected to fire anyone despite disastrous 2023 season

No one is getting fired

NY Jets, Robert Saleh
NY Jets, Robert Saleh / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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Despite the team's recent struggles, the NY Jets have no plans to make any significant changes to their current regime. The plan seems to be for the Jets to run it back next season with Joe Douglas, Robert Saleh, and Nathaniel Hackett no matter what happens moving forward.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday that "everyone is expected back" for the Jets in 2024. It seems as though the Jets are content declaring this season a wash as a result of the Aaron Rodgers injury. Everyone is getting a mulligan.

Saleh and the coaching staff have come under increasing fire in recent weeks following a string of embarrassing performances. Douglas has shared plenty of that blame as well for his construction of an abysmal Jets offense.

Regardless, the Jets don't see it that way. They want to give this regime a chance to win with Rodgers next year, which is partially why Rodgers still intends to return this season.

No matter what happens over the remainder of the season, everyone's jobs should be safe.

The NY Jets aren't firing anyone

On one hand, it does make sense for Jets ownership to give everyone a pass. This entire season was predicated on Rodgers hopefully leading the Jets to the postseason and potentially beyond. Once he went down four plays into the season, those hopes effectively vanished.

On the other hand, there's no excuse for the Jets to be as bad as they currently are. Their offense is on pace to finish as the worst third-down offense in NFL history. Their red-zone offense isn't far behind.

This is one of the worst offenses the NFL has seen in years, and that's not all due to Rodgers' absence and some unprecedented offensive line injury misfortune.

Douglas failed to properly address the wide receiver and backup quarterback positions this offseason. The organization elected to hire an incompetent offensive coaching staff, and that extends beyond just Hackett.

The mistakes the Jets made this offseason have been amplified by the Rodgers injury, sure, but they're still mistakes. There is no excuse for an NFL offense to be as bad as the Jets' offense currently is.

It's painfully apparent to anyone who has watched a Jets game this season that Hackett is not an NFL-caliber play-caller, but we also know why his job is safe. As long as Rodgers is with the Jets, Hackett isn't going anywhere.

And so the Jets are content with the current regime. No amount of blowout losses is going to change anything. The Jets are happy with what they currently have.

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