Todd Bowles and Mike Maccagnan speak to media at the combine

Here's a quick recap of what was said at the coach and general manager press conferences for the Jets today at the scouting combine in Indianapolis:

Head Coach Todd Bowles

  • The team has "multiple plans" at quarterback;
  • He praised the professionalism of David Harris and Matt Forté, who retired this week;
  • They hope to sign some of the free agents they are targeting;
  • Cutting Muhammad Wilkerson was a business decision and the "best for both sides" and the team did not try to rework his deal;
  • He confirmed that Brian Winters had abdominal surgery;
  • He admitted to being "concerned" about Robby Anderson and Dylan Donahue's legal issues; and
  • There was no friction between him and John Morton and going with Jeremy Bates instead was to do with fit.

General Manager Mike Maccagnan

  • The Wilkerson deal was always structured so they had a potential out after two years;
  • The Jets are interested in a lot of free agents and expect to be very active;
  • They're excited about some of the quarterbacks available; and
  • Ideally he wants to build through the draft because that's the "cheapest form of labor".