With a rather large issue off his plate, Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan began to look ahead Monday but declined to put expectations on the 2018 team.
Coming off back-to-back 5-11 seasons, Maccagnan said there has been no mandate from ownership with regard to a deadline when the Jets must make the playoffs — but he believes the organization is headed in the right direction.
“I don’t want to sit here and say, ‘We are this,’ or, ‘We are that.’ It’s going to work itself out over time,” Maccagnan said Monday at the Jets facility, hours after finally signing Sam Darnold. “Our vision is to build a team that can be competitive for the playoffs year in and year out. I think we have a lot of good, young players. I think we’re in excellent cap shape going forward. Hopefully that will set us up for success possibly this year and into the future.”