No salary cap on assistant coaches Dan Leberfeld

While there is a salary cap on players, there is no salary cap on coaches.

So Woody Johnson should give Todd Bowles carte blanche to hire who he wants, and and how many assistants he wants.

Former NFL linebacker Chad Cascadden called the Jets, “a poorly coached team” last year.

This needs to change, and aside from hiring Todd Bowles to help change it, the Jets should spend whatever it takes to put together a top-shelf staff of teachers, strategists and disciplinarians.

“You could have 47 coaches if you wanted, there is no cap on coaches,” said Gil Brandt on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Brandt’s point is that you can hire and spend whatever you want on a staff.

I don’t see the books, but it seems like the Jets could have spent a little more on last year’s staff. The linebacker coach was very young, the special teams coach had never led an NFL special team’s unit and the secondary coach spent most of his coaching life in the high school ranks.

Too often I saw youthful quality control coach Tony Sparano Jr. tutoring Tahj Boyd last summer. Nothing against Sparano Jr., but is he a quarterback guru?

Johnson and Neil Glat (who runs the business side) need to give Bowles a blank check, and say, “hire the best staff possible, and don’t worry about the money.”