Wednesday, April 1, 2015

New York Jets leave Cortland, Distance Themselves Further from Ryan Era

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On Tuesday, the Jets announced they would not be returning to Cortland for training camp this season, instead choosing to keep their camp in Florham Park. The team has held camp at the University for five of the past six seasons with Rex Ryan at the helm. Now new head coach Todd Bowles and first-year general manager Mike Maccagnan are changing gears as the Jets move into a new era. It’s the right move.

The decision will hurt Cortland financially, as the Jets’ presence since 2009 has made Cortland County millions, including $5.8 million in 2010, $5.5 million in 2012 and $4.6 million in 2014. Despite those figures, it’s wise from the team’s perspective to move as far away from the previous regime as possible, which includes relocating training camp closer to their fan base.

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