The New York Jets are reportedly hiring former Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase as their next head coach. Adam Schefter beat Ian Rapoport by mere seconds to report the news on via Twitter on Wednesday.
Gase spent three seasons as Dolphins head coach, compiling a 23-25 record from 2016-18. The Dolphins made the Wild Card round in 2016, losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Gase’s only playoff appearance as HC. He’d previously served as the offensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos from 2013-14, and the Chicago Bears in 2015. He’s served in various staff roles since 2003.
Rapoport added that Gase, who is generally known around the NFL as a good quarterbacks coach, earned the job for the promise of developing first-round QB Sam Darnold into a franchise player. Schefter later reported that former Cleveland Browns interim head coach Gregg Williams is a candidate to become the Jets’ new defensive coordinator, with former Broncos head coach Vance Joseph being another candidate.
Gase’s Dolphins went 2-4 against the Patriots in three seasons, most recently winning at Hard Rock Stadium on the “Miami Miracle” play at the end of regulation. He went 5-1 against the Jets.
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