As Jets’ Head-Coaching Search Begins, GM Joe Douglas Takes the Lead

Despite the team’s 2-14 record in 2020, Johnson believes the team is set up for success. He spoke highly of Douglas’ first draft class that featured LT Mekhi Becton and WR Denzel Mims, the Jets’ draft capital in 2021 and 2022 and he also pointed to the financial flexibility the team has headed into the offseason. The Jets own the No. 2 overall selection in April’s NFL Draft, two picks in Round 1 each of the next two drafts and nine picks in the top three rounds in 2021-22. OvertheCap.com projects the Jets have more than $72 million of cap space this offseason.

“We have Joe leading the charge and very importantly my brother and I have a philosophy to hire good people and give them the support and resources that they need, and let them do their jobs,” he said. “I think this is a really good landing spot for a coach and once we have that coach, once we stick the landing with this coaching hire, I think the future of this team is very, very bright.”

The Jets won’t look for a coach with a specific emphasis in one phase of the game but instead an individual who is ready to tackle the entire operation.

“We want a head coach that coaches the entire team end to end and his staff,” he said. “You don’t have to be offensive, you don’t have to be defensive. This is…

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