Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Jets have officially parted ways with HC Adam Gase on Sunday, as expected.
The Jets have already confirmed the news.
Here’s a statement from owner Christopher Johnson:
“This evening, I informed Adam Gase he will no longer serve as the Head Coach of the Jets. During his time here, I had the pleasure to get to know Adam and his wonderful family and wish them nothing but the best moving forward. While my sincere intentions are to have stability in our organization – especially in our leadership positions – it is clear the best decision for the Jets is to move in a different direction. We knew there was a lot of work that needed to be done when Adam joined us in 2019. Our strong finish last year was encouraging, but unfortunately, we did not sustain that positive momentum or see the progress we all expected this season.
To our fans, it is obvious we have not been good enough. We are committed to building a strong organization, on and off the field, and will continue to provide the necessary resources to field a team that you can be proud of.”
Recent reports had said that Gase was expected to be replaced following Week 17’s game and considering how his two years went in New York, it’s not a surprise that they’re moving in a new direction.
Jets GM Joe Douglas will lead his first head-coaching search.
Some of the early candidates linked to the Jets include:
- 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 HC Matt Campbell
- Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh
- Florida HC Dan Mullen
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 9-23 (28 percent) and no playoff appearances.