Jets owner Christopher Johnson said the progress he saw from the team this season played a part in offering two-year extensions to head coach Todd Bowles and GM Mike Maccagnan.
Johnson added that the decision to extend Bowles -- which he made earlier this season -- and Maccagnan was his, and that he didn't run it by his brother, Woody.
"I did see progress," Johnson said. "I was more than happy to extend both Mike and Todd. ...I like the idea of some stability and going from year to year doesn't seem right."
Johnson, as Maccagnan suggested earlier Tuesday, said the Jets will be active in free agency, but there will not be a "mandate" to reach the playoffs in 2018.
"There's so much to look forward to with this team and this core we have. And we have a chance to build on that. We have some great draft picks and a lot of money to play with. And we're gonna be active in free agency. ... Believe me, I want to get to the playoffs. I want to build a team with Mike and Todd that can compete for the playoffs every year."
It's also not lost on Johnson that the fans have been through more downs than ups recently.
"I know we have given them a lot more pain than glory," he said.
This is great! He gets it https://t.co/WTRwlIQW0Q- A. Seferian-Jenkins (@Aesj88) January 2, 2018