The New York Jets were enjoying a stellar offseason before general manager Mike Maccagnan was fired surprisingly after a reported dispute between himself and new head coach, Adam Gase.
The signings of LeVeon Bell and CJ Mosely suddenly took a backseat after a successful free agent period, but there’s still hope on the horizon, because as we know, being a Jets fan can never be easy.
However, Gase has taken on the role of interim general manager and has activated his positivity to band together with the fan-base.
“I think our fans care if we win or lose,” Gase said. “If we win games, no one is going to remember this, I know that. Our job is to win. Our job is to win. That’s it.”
Gase was accused of fighting with Maccagnan over the signing of Bell, as the former Miami Dolphin coach apparently believed that premium running backs weren’t necessary. Although, Gases’ relationship with Bell has been great since the firing.
The New York Jets can erase the bad with the good in 2019:
The Jets desperately need to have a successful season if they wish to wash the criticism away after the transgressions that occurred this offseason. With Sam Darnold going into his second-season, Gase and his offensive prowess should help him reach his potential.
Darnold threw 15 interceptions in 2018 – finding a way to lessen that number and utilize his playmakers efficiently will be the priority. Bell will certainly play a big part in the progression of the offense and the efficiency of the team as a whole.
Bell will act as a fantastic security blanket for Darnold in the passing game but will also give the Jets a quality at running back they haven’t experience in quite some time. Hopefully, Gase can bring out the best in Darnold and Bell individually.