The impending offseason will dictate a new direction for the New York Jets.
This band of raucous headliners will be forced to judge all aspects of football-related personnel in determining who's worthy of returning in the new year and who's destined for temporary unemployment.
The Jets are at a vital crossroad as they look towards rebuilding a team that has plummeted into a comical nosedive, highlighted by a quarterback carousel and media circus.
This offseason is expected to be tumultuous for the Jets, who wouldn't prefer it to be any different than that.
The 2012 NFL season exploited serious dysfunction within the Jets' organization, forcing them to re-evaluate front office operations and player personnel.
The Jets loathe their own travesties but are desperate for revival. They've failed to make the playoffs for consecutive seasons and are about to commence a serious overhaul in an attempt to flip the script for next season.
The handwriting is on the wall.
They have an opportunity to re-create sensational headlines during the looming offseason by executing five franchise-altering objectives.