Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles Finds Out About Trade From A Reporter During His Press Conference

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It must be tough to be Todd Bowles, the head coach of the New York Jets. The Jets are mired in yet another awful season, they don’t have a quarterback, and it seems as if they are simply playing terribly to get another high draft pick. Todd Bowles is tasked with making it look like they are actually trying to win, but we all know he understands how bad his team is.

It would also help if the organization didn’t make Bowles look like a dummy. During his press conference on October 31, 2017, he was alerted by a reporter that his team had made a trade for a cornerback. The news took Bowles by surprise, as he was unaware of the situation. Per ESPN:

At about 3:50 ET, 10 minutes before the NFL trading deadline, Bowles told reporters he didn’t anticipate any deals for the New York Jets. A few minutes later, the Robinson trade broke on Twitter and Bowles was asked about it.

“Did we?” he asked, clearly caught off guard. “I wasn’t aware of that, but I’ll go upstairs and check on it.”

It was an awkward moment for the organization, but general manager Mike Maccagnan had indeed made the trade. He acquired the second-year cornerback from the San Francisco 49ers for a fifth-round pick in 2018.

Yikes. That’s a bad look for a head coach. You can probably guess that Bowles might not be around after this season, but at least try to make the man look like a capable employee before you give him the boot, will you?