In Bowles, Chad Pennington trusts?
The former Jets quarterback appeared on “Good Morning Football” Thursday where he said he hopes the franchise gives Todd Bowles an opportunity to turn things around instead of putting him on the hot seat.
“My one hope for the Jets is that they give coach Bowles a chance to right the ship, don’t pull everything away from him and then make him the reason why they’re getting rid of him because of the lack of success,” Pennington said. “He is the right guy, I think he showed that in his first year, last year was an anomaly and this year you can see, wow, what a task he has.”
Pennington has played for Bowles twice in his career and referred to him as an “amazing” coach.
Bowles will be going into his third season with the Jets this year. The team finished 10-6 in his first year before dropping to 5-11 in his second year.
The Jets are currently rebuilding after gutting their roster of talent like Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and David Harris this offseason.
Bowles will now be tasked with trying to find a way to win games and to find out who should be the starting quarterback between Josh McCown, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg.
Not only did Pennington back Bowles, but he also showed support for McCown as quarterback.
“Having Josh McCown in the quarterback room is essential. He was a teammate of mine in Miami. (He’s an) amazing person, so for anybody to be able to go in there and stabilize the room, Josh can do that,” Pennington said.
The Jets will have competition in training camp to determine who will be under center come Week 1.