New York is expected to hire a new head coach this season.
The Jets will host a team meeting on Wednesday and the hiring of head coach Todd Bowles will be the focus of discussion.
According to a source with knowledge of the process, the Jets have narrowed down their list to five candidates to interview for the position.
While no name has been formally linked to the job, it is believed that Bowles would be the first candidate the team has reached out to since Tom Coughlin left the team to take over the head coaching duties.
Coughlin had a long tenure with the Jets, compiling a 27-23 record, four playoff appearances, a 1-2-0 record and a 2-1 record in the regular season, when the team went 0-4 in the postseason.
During his time with the team, Bowles was tasked with replacing Coughlins head coach and quarterback of the future, Geno Smith, after the Jets quarterback suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in Week 10.
Bears head coach John Fox, who has served as an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the team for the last four seasons, is expected in attendance.
New York also is expected not to be as active in free agency and signing new players as it was under Coughls tutelage.
The Jets lost quarterback Jay Cutler to free agency in March of 2017.
While he did manage to stay on the field, he was unable to lead the team into the postseason as it did under Croughls tutels tutelages.
With Bowles’ hiring as head coach, the franchise has a more experienced quarterback in Sam Darnold who had a successful career with the Arizona Cardinals.
Darnold led the Cardinals to a 12-4 record and two playoff appearances.
He finished with a passer rating of 117.4 during his five-year run in Arizona.