Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington are reporting that the Jets are hiring former Dolphins HC Adam Gase as their next head coach.
- Darlington adds that the deal will be finished late tonight or early Thursday morning, depending on logistics.
- Josina Anderson reports that people inside the Jets had conveyed the belief that it came down to Gase and Todd Monken.
In total, the Jets interviewed eight candidates for the job including:
- Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy
- Former Dolphins HC Adam Gase
- Former Packers HC Mike McCarthy
- Cowboys passing game coordinator/DBs coach Kris Richard
- Buccaneers OC Todd Monken
- Former Lions & Colts HC Jim Caldwell
- USC OC Kliff Kingsbury
- Baylor HC Matt Rhule
Gase, 40, began his NFL coaching career with the Lions back in 2003 as a scouting assistant. He spent five years in Detroit before taking a job with the 49ers for the 2008 season.
The Broncos would later hire Gase as their WRs coach and he worked his way up to offensive coordinator before they replaced their coaching staff in 2015. Gase spent a year with the Bears before the Dolphins hired him as their head coach in 2016.
The Dolphins elected to fire Gase after the 2018 season.
During his three years as the Dolphins’ head coach, Gase has led Miami to a record of 23-25 (47.9 percent), which includes one playoff appearance.