When moves that the owner demand you make don’t go right there’s only one option for the owner; and thats to fire his general manager. On Monday after the Jets season ended at a disappointing 6-10 two years after they were in the AFC Championship game.
The Jets had plans of grandeur after acquiring Tim Tebow in the offseason at the egging of the Owner Woody Johnson.
The Jets in training camp alluded that they would use Tebow in a substantial amount of plays, however throughout the season he saw little time, being used no more than just a spot wildcat runner.
Even after the benching of Mark Sanchez and injury to Greg McElroy, Tebow wouldn’t be able to get his chance to start for the Jets.
The Jets had a handful of issues besides the quarterback position, losing their best wide receiver and best defender Santonio Holmes and Darrel Revis to injuries early in the season, they were forced to rely on rookies and back ups to fill their roles.
Below is statement released by Jets Owner Woody Johnson;
New York Jets chairman and CEO Woody Johnson issued the following statement this morning:
Our 2012 season was a disappointment to all of us. My goal every year as owner is to build a team that wins consistently. This year, we failed to achieve that goal.
This morning, I informed Mike Tannenbaum that he will not return for the 2013 season. Mike devoted 15 years of service to the Jets, and I want to thank him for his hard work and dedication. Although he helped guide us to two consecutive AFC Championship Games, we are not where we want to be, and a new General Manager will be critical to getting this team back on the right track.
Starting immediately, we will conduct a search for a new General Manager. I’ve consulted with a number of football executives and I have also engaged the services of Korn/Ferry International, the same search firm that conducted the NFL Commissioner search in 2006. Our process with Korn/Ferry will be led by Jed Hughes, who heads their sports practice and who previously led the General Manager search for the Seattle Seahawks, among others. When we have updates on this process, we will provide them to our fans and the media.
Rex Ryan will remain the Head Coach of our football team. I believe that he has the passion, the talent, and the drive to successfully lead our team.
Like all Jets fans, I am disappointed with this year’s results. However, I am confident that this change will best position our team for greater success going forward.
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