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2015 New York Jets season

2015 New York Jets season
Head coach Todd Bowles
General manager Mike Maccagnan
Owner Woody Johnson
Home field MetLife Stadium
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The 2015 New York Jets season will be the franchise's upcoming 46th season in the National Football league and the 56th overall. The team will look to improve after compiling a 4–12 record in 2014 under former head coach Rex Ryan.

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Coaching and staff personnel changes

  • The Jets fired general manager John Idzik and head coach Rex Ryan on December 29, 2014.[1]
  • Offensive line coach Mike Devlin left the Jets to accept the same position with the Houston Texans on January 9, 2015.[2]
  • The Jets hired Mike Maccagnan as general manager on January 13, 2015.[3]
  • The Jets hired Todd Bowles as head coach on January 14, 2015.[4]
  • Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman, defensive line coach Karl Dunbar, linebackers coach Bobby April III, defensive backs coach Tim McDonald, assistant defensive line coach Jeff Weeks, and assistant strength and conditioning coach Jason Oszvart were hired to the same positions by the Buffalo Bills on January 15, 2015. Offensive assistant Tony Sparano Jr. was named tight ends coach on January 15 by the Bills.[5][6]
  • Quarterbacks coach David Lee was hired by the Buffalo Bills for the same position on January 19, 2015.[7]
  • The Jets hired Chan Gailey as offensive coordinator on January 20, 2015.[8]
  • The Jets hired Kacy Rodgers as defensive coordinator, Bobby April as special teams coordinator, Mike Caldwell as the assistant head coach/inside linebackers coach, Mark Collins as the outside linebackers coach, Joe Danna as the defensive backs coach, Karl Dorrell as the wide receivers coach, and Robby Brown as an offensive quality control coach on January 23, 2015.[9]
  • The Jets hired Pepper Johnson as the defensive line coach on January 24, 2015.[10]
  • The Jets hired Brian Heimerdinger as director of player personnel on January 27, 2015.[11]
  • The Jets hired Steve Marshall as offensive line coach, Marcel Shipp as running backs coach and Kevin Patullo as quarterbacks coach on January 27, 2015.[11]
  • The Jets hired Rex Hogan as senior director of college scouting on January 29, 2015.[12]
  • The Jets hired Jimmie Johnson as tight ends coach, Daylon McCutcheon as assistant defensive backs coach, and Ryan Slowik as assistant defensive line/defensive quality control coach on January 29, 2015.[13]
  • The Jets named Ron Heller as assistant offensive line coach and Steve Hagen as assistant special teams coach on February 3, 2015.[14]
  • The Jets hired John Scott, Jr. as an defensive quality control coach on February 11, 2015.[15]
  • The Jets fired director of pro personnel Brendan Prophett on May 4, 2015.[16]

Arrivals

Departures

Trades

To Jets

  • The Chicago Bears traded Brandon Marshall and a 2015 seventh round (224th overall) draft pick to the Jets for New York's 2015 fifth round (142nd overall) draft pick on March 10, 2015.[39]
  • The Houston Texans traded Ryan Fitzpatrick to the Jets for a 2016 late-round conditional draft pick on March 11, 2015.[40]
  • The Houston Texans traded DeVier Posey and their 2015 third round (82nd overall), fifth round (152nd overall), and seventh round (229th overall) draft picks to the Jets for New York's 2015 third round (70th overall) draft pick on May 1, 2015.[41]
  • The St. Louis Rams traded Zac Stacy to the Jets for New York's 2015 seventh round (224th overall) pick on May 2, 2015.[42]

From Jets

  • The Jets traded their 2015 fourth round (104th overall) and seventh round (224th overall) draft picks to the Jacksonville Jaguars for Jacksonville's 2015 fourth round (103rd overall) draft pick on May 2, 2015.[43]

Free agents

Position Player Free agency
tag
Date signed/released 2015 team Notes
CB Phillip Adams UFA March 12, 2015 Atlanta Falcons [44]
LB Nick Bellore UFA April 3, 2015 San Francisco 49ers [45]
G Willie Colon UFA March 12, 2015 New York Jets [46]
FB John Conner UFA May 13, 2015 Buffalo Bills [47]
LB Jermaine Cunningham UFA
DE Leger Douzable UFA April 8, 2015 New York Jets [48]
NT Kenrick Ellis UFA March 18, 2015 New York Giants [49]
LB David Harris UFA March 6, 2015 New York Jets [50]
NT Damon Harrison RFA April 29, 2015 New York Jets [51]
OT Ben Ijalana UFA April 1, 2015 New York Jets [52]
S Jaiquawn Jarrett ERFA April 24, 2015 New York Jets [53]
RB Chris Johnson UFA
S Dawan Landry UFA
RB Bilal Powell UFA March 10, 2015 New York Jets [54]
LS Tanner Purdum UFA March 12, 2015 New York Jets [55]
WR Greg Salas RFA May 13, 2015 Detroit Lions [56]
QB Matt Simms ERFA December 30, 2014 New York Jets [17]
QB Michael Vick UFA
CB Kyle Wilson UFA April 1, 2015 New Orleans Saints [57]
RFA: Restricted free agent, UFA: Unrestricted free agent, ERFA: Exclusive rights free agent, FT: Franchise tag

Draft

Main article: 2015 NFL draft
2015 New York Jets Draft
RD Selection Player Position College Notes
1 6 Leonard Williams Defensive end / Defensive tackle USC
2 37 Devin Smith Wide receiver Ohio St.
3 70 Traded to the Houston Texans for picks 82, 152, 229, and DeVier Posey.
82 Lorenzo Mauldin Outside Linebacker Louisville Traded from the Houston Texans for pick 70 along with DeVier Posey
4 103 Bryce Petty Quarterback Baylor Traded from the Jacksonville Jaguars for pick 104 and 229
104 Traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars for pick 103.
5 142 Traded to the Chicago Bears for WR Brandon Marshall.
152 Jarvis Harrison Guard Texas A&M Traded from the Houston Texans for pick 70 along with DeVier Posey.
6 180 Traded to the Seattle Seahawks for WR Percy Harvin.
7 223 Deon Simon Defensive tackle Northwestern State
224 Traded from the Chicago Bears with WR Brandon Marshall then traded to the St. Louis Rams for RB Zac Stacy.
229 Traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars for pick 103.

Schedule

On November 6, 2014, the NFL announced that the Jets are scheduled to visit the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium in London, England as part of the International Series. This would become the first time that a divisional match has taken place in London. The game would occur during Week 4 on Sunday, October 4, and is expected to be aired by CBS in the United States. The kickoff time has been announced as 9:30 a.m. EDT (2:30 p.m. local time).[58] Miami is to be the designated home team for this game, and both teams will have their bye the following week.[59]

The remainder of the Jets' 2015 schedule was announced on April 21.

Preseason

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Result Record Game site TV NFL.com
recap
1 August 13 7:30 p.m. EDT at Detroit Lions Ford Field
2 August 21 7:30 p.m. EDT Atlanta Falcons MetLife Stadium
3 August 29 7:00 p.m. EDT at New York Giants MetLife Stadium
4 September 3 7:00 p.m. EDT Philadelphia Eagles MetLife Stadium

Regular season

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Result Record Game site TV NFL.com
recap
1 September 13 1:00 p.m. EDT Cleveland Browns MetLife Stadium CBS
2 September 21 8:30 p.m. EDT at Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium ESPN
3 September 27 1:00 p.m. EDT Philadelphia Eagles MetLife Stadium Fox
4 October 4 9:30 a.m. EDT at Miami Dolphins Wembley Stadium (London, England) CBS
5 Bye
6 October 18 1:00 p.m. EDT Washington Redskins MetLife Stadium Fox
7 October 25 1:00 p.m. EDT at New England Patriots Gillette Stadium CBS
8 November 1 4:05 p.m. EST at Oakland Raiders O.co Coliseum CBS
9 November 8 1:00 p.m. EST Jacksonville Jaguars MetLife Stadium CBS
10 November 12 8:25 p.m. EST Buffalo Bills MetLife Stadium NFLN
11 November 22 1:00 p.m. EST at Houston Texans NRG Stadium CBS
12 November 29 1:00 p.m. EST Miami Dolphins MetLife Stadium CBS
13 December 6 1:00 p.m. EST at New York Giants MetLife Stadium CBS
14 December 13 1:00 p.m. EST Tennessee Titans MetLife Stadium CBS
15 December 19 8:25 p.m. EST at Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium NFLN
16 December 27 1:00 p.m. EST New England Patriots MetLife Stadium CBS
17 January 3 1:00 p.m. EST at Buffalo Bills Ralph Wilson Stadium CBS
Notes
  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
  • Networks and times for Sunday games from Weeks 6–17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.

Standings

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Buffalo Bills 0 0 0 .000 0–0 0–0 0 0
Miami Dolphins 0 0 0 .000 0–0 0–0 0 0
New England Patriots 0 0 0 .000 0–0 0–0 0 0
New York Jets 0 0 0 .000 0–0 0–0 0 0

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