Todd Bowles, New York Jets
2. Bowles was the 2014 AP NFL Assistant Coach of the Year after serving as the Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator. The Cardinals went 21-11 during Bowles’ reign as defensive coordinator with one postseason appearance. His work in Arizona earned him a shot as the Jets head coach. In his first season, Bowles nearly took New York to the playoffs. The Jets finished 10-6 but missed out on the postseason. Then, the Jets suffered through a 5-11 campaign last season, one that almost cost Bowles his job. The front office dumped a number of veterans in the offseason and the roster is light.
The word is that the Jets are attempting to ‘tank’ the season in an effort to get a shot at the No. 1 pick. It is well known that the Jets need a franchise quarterback and there will be quite a few in next year’s draft. If Bowles doesn’t improve upon last season, he probably won’t be around to coach that draft pick.