FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets are expected to rent Adam Gase as their new head coach, sources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington.
The Jets reached out to Gase soon after he was fired by the Miami Dolphins on Dec. 31. He was solely 23-25 in three seasons, however he dominated the Jets, profitable 5 of six conferences.
Gase would turn into the Jets’ first head coach since Invoice Parcells (1997) with NFL head teaching expertise. He would fill the necessity for an offensive-minded coach, one thing they have not had since Wealthy Kotite (1995-1996). Gase can be expected to be the Jets’ major playcaller.
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It was an exhaustive course of that included numerous discussions, however sources instructed Darlington that Jets CEO Christopher Johnson took a cellphone name on Tuesday evening from an particularly spectacular reference who advocated for Gase: Peyton Manning.
With a possible franchise participant in Sam Darnold, the Jets needed a coach with a background in growing quarterbacks. Gase has labored with many, most notably Manning, who set passing data as the Denver Broncos’ quarterback in 2013 with Gase as the offensive coordinator.
A number of sources instructed Darlington that the Jets needed to be sure that they obtained the suitable individual to assist Darnold, and the QB believes they did.
Darnold did not impose his opinion on normal supervisor Mike Maccagnan or the crew’s possession, however after talking with Gase through FaceTime on Monday evening, he personally felt like Gase was the suitable man, sources stated.
The Jets’ hierarchy opted for Gase over former Inexperienced Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy and fast-rising school coach Matt Rhule of Baylor.
Dowell Loggains is expected to be a part of Gase as his high offensive assistant, barring any snags together with his contract in Miami, sources instructed ESPN.
Former Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph, who served as Gase’s defensive coordinator in 2016, will be a robust candidate for a similar place with the Jets, sources stated. He’s at the moment a candidate for the Cincinnati Bengals’ head teaching emptiness.
Gase was thought of a rising star in 2016, when he took over the Dolphins and led them to a 10-6 document and their first playoff berth since 2008, however the crew regressed over the subsequent two seasons.
He was hailed as an offensive mastermind, however the Dolphins by no means completed higher than 17th in scoring or 24th in yards throughout his three-year tenure. Instability on the quarterback place was an element, as Ryan Tannehill performed in solely 24 of 48 video games due to accidents.
After a Three-Zero begin this season, the Dolphins stumbled to a 7-9 document, due largely to an offense that ranked 31st in yards.
The connection between Gase and proprietor Stephen Ross eroded towards the top of the season, with Gase rebuffing Ross’ current want for him to quit management of the 53-man roster, Darlington reported. At one level, Gase yelled at Ross, in accordance to the Miami Herald.
With the Jets, Gase would not have management of the roster. That belongs to Maccagnan, who arrived with Todd Bowles in 2015 and managed to keep away from the axe. Maccagnan and Bowles each reported straight to Johnson, and the identical energy construction will be in place with Maccagnan and Gase.
Bowles was fired hours after the Jets’ season finale. He compiled a 24-40 document in 4 seasons, with no playoff appearances.
Maccagnan and Gase had no prior relationship.
With Gase as offensive coordinator, the 2013 Broncos had the highest-scoring offense in NFL historical past, with Manning throwing a document 55 touchdowns, however they obtained blown out within the Tremendous Bowl by the Seattle Seahawks. Gase was the offensive coordinator beneath John Fox, and he adopted Fox to the Chicago Bears in 2015.
He would inherit a crew that hasn’t reached the postseason since 2010 and has just one Tremendous Bowl win in franchise historical past — 50 years in the past. He is the 14th full-time head coach since Weeb Ewbank, who led the Jets to their solely second of glory with a win in Tremendous Bowl III.
The job was extensively thought of one of the vital fascinating, largely due to Darnold, who confirmed upside in his rookie yr. Past Darnold and Professional Bowl security Jamal Adams, the roster wants important work, particularly on the offensive and defensive traces. They will assault the weak spot with $100 million in cap room and the third decide within the draft.
The Jets carried out at the least eight interviews. As well as to McCarthy and Rhule, the Jets met with former Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell, Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Dallas Cowboys defensive backs coach Kris Richard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken and former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, who was hired by the Arizona Cardinals.