Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Jets HC Adam Gase’s job does not appear to be hanging in the balance tonight when the team takes on the Broncos.
Rapoport, citing those informed of the decision-making, says the thinking is that firing Gase would not only be counterproductive in general, but also potentially damaging to Jets QB Sam Darnold.
Beyond that, the Jets would still like to see the team turn things around.
Rapoport says no one is happy about the team’s performance right now, but they’re still hopeful of a turnaround starting tonight.
As of now, Jets owner Christopher Johnson, nor any other team executive, has had exploratory conversations about moving on from Gase, according to Rapoport.
The Jets have been hit really hard by injuries this year and are in a bit of a transition after moving on from some notable players like S Jamal Adams.
Even so, teams have opted to make a coaching change after a Thursday night game in which the team performs poorly.
Last week, Chris Mortensen reported that Jets’ brass was monitoring the team closely leading up to their game against the Colts and how the team does on a short week with the game against the Broncos.
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.
Since arriving in New York, Gase has led the Jets to a record of 7-11 (38.9 percent).
We’ll have more regarding Gase as the news is available.