Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports that the Jets will not be firing HC Adam Gase following the team’s loss to the Broncos on Thursday.
According to Hughes, the Jets had already made up their mind about Gase before the game and the outcome had no impact on their decision.
Hughes says the plan is for Gase to remain the team’s head coach for the duration of the season, “barring any dramatic circumstances that would make a change unavoidable.”
Earlier in the day, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that Gase’s job did not appear to be hanging in the balance leading up to Week 4’s game.
Rapoport explained that the team’s thinking is that firing Gase would not only be counterproductive in general, but also potentially damaging to Jets QB Sam Darnold.
Jets owner Christopher Johnson, nor any other team executive, has had exploratory conversations about moving on from Gase, according to Rapoport.
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. New York wound up losing both games.
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 7-12 (36.8 percent).
We’ll have more regarding Gase as the news is available.