Jets CEO Says He Won’t Fire HC Adam Gase This Season


Jets CEO Christopher Johnson told reporters that he would not be moving on from HC Adam Gase either during or after the season and Gase would be back in 2020 no matter what, per Connor Hughes.

“I want to assure you there will be no changes in coaches here,” Johnson said via Brian Costello. “Adam has the trust of this team. He has the trust of Sam. He has Joe’s trust. He has my trust. He’s a good man. He’s a good coach.”

Gase’s job security has come into question as the Jets have had an abysmal 2-7 start to the 2019 season in his first year on the job.

New York was reportedly divided about whether to hire Gase in the first place, however, these public comments by Johnson solidify his status for next season. 

The Jets hired GM Joe Douglas just five months ago to help Gase and the two haven’t even had a full offseason together. The team is expected to stay patient and wait to judge Gase over a larger body of work than half the season.

Gase, 41, 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 and he managed to secure the Jets’ job soon after. 

For his career, Gase has led the Dolphins and Jets to a record of 24-32(42.9 percent), which includes one playoff appearance.

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