According to Jason La Canfora, the Jets don’t appear to be in a rush to fire HC Adam Gase before the end of the regular season.
La Canfora writes ownership has not sent any signals that they’re considering a change and there’s not a big internal push for Gase to lose his job before the season is over.
As to why, La Canfora notes with no fans in the stand booing or wearing bags over their head, the optics of an awful season are very different. He adds losing the 2-7 Chargers doesn’t appear to be do-or-die for the current coaching staff.
There’s also the added factor of Trevor Lawrence, as the Clemson quarterback is one of the best prospects in years and adding him with the No. 1 pick could turn around the franchise. La Canfora says a source who’s spoken with the Jets says the team is aware of that.
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” the source said. “If it takes 0-16 to get Lawrence, then do what it takes.”
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 7-18 (28 percent).
We’ll have more regarding Gase as the news is available.