By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
Hardegree has been an assistant under Gase since 2014. Gase has brought Hardegree with him to every stop of his career in the past seven seasons, including the Broncos, Bears, Dolphins, and Jets. Hardegree served as Miami’s quarterbacks coach from 2016-18.
Per Pelissero, Hardegree is likely to “fill the void left by” former Patriots QBs coach Jedd Fisch. So it’s likely that Hardegree assumes that title.
Another interesting Patriots connection: Hardegree was a backup quarterback for the University of Tennessee from 2004-07, when he was a teammate of Pats inside linebackers coach Jerod Mayo.
The 2021 season will mark the first time Hardegree coaches for an NFL team without Gase at the helm – that is, unless Bill Belichick somehow finds room for Gase on the Patriots coaching staff.
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