Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero are reporting that the Jets are expected to fire HC Adam Gase after Sunday’s game against the Patriots.
According to the report, the Jets likely would’ve been fired Gase after last week’s game if they had lost in order to give them a jump-start on their search. However, the Jets bears the Browns 23-16.
Rapoport and Pelissero list Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bienemy, Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, Ravens defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale, Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith, Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley, Iowa State’s Matt Campbell, Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh and Florida’s Dan Mullen as candidates to watch for the Jets.
The expectation is that the Jets will conduct a “lengthy and thorough” search.
Regarding Harbaugh, sources tell NFL.com that he is “not considered to be on the front burner at this time” even though he has previously drawn interst from the Jets.
Gase, 42, 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.
During his two years with the Jets, Gase has led them to a record of 9-22 (29 percent) and no playoff appearances.