Jets CEO Christopher Johnson On Adam Gase

Jets head coach Adam Gase might not have total job security for 2021, but he doesn’t have a playoff mandate for this year. That was the message from CEO Christopher Johnson who was asked about Gase’s future this week. 

[RELATED: Jets Place Le’Veon Bell On IR]

I’m going to want to see this team progress,” Johnson said (via Manish Mehta of the Daily News). “Hopefully, that won’t be too hard from that first game, but I’m looking for real progression over this season. I’m confident that we’ll see that.”

Gase, who he referred to as a “brilliant offensive mind,” guided the Jets to a 7-9 record in his first season at the helm. On Sunday, they opened the season with a tough 27-17 loss to the rival Bills. The Jets were a “mess” in that game, Johnson confessed, but he still believes that Gang Green can win in 2020 if the team stays healthy.

Of course, this Jets team wasn’t necessarily built to win this season. The Jets sat on their cash this offseason, mostly handing out one-year deals or contracts that are light on guaranteed dollars for ’21 and beyond. The Jets ultimately whiffed on most of their top targets and declined to go deep into talks for Jaguars star edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue. Then, just before the start of the season, the Jets shipped star safety Jamal Adams to the Seahawks. To most observers, it was a matter of penny-pinching, but Johnson claims that he gave GM Joe Douglas “complete discretion” in managing the roster.

 Coming into this season, Gase had a combined 30-34 career coaching record with the Dolphins and Jets.

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  1. goldenmisfit

    Brilliant offense in mind? The New York Yankees scored more on Monday than this brilliant offense of mines offense did on Sunday. This franchise is hopeless.

    • Jets were 31st in points and dead last in yards last year. Laughable to call Gase a ‘brilliant offensive mind’.

  2. RockHauler

    Lol. Well if Johnson thinks Gase is a genius, I’ve got bridge in Brooklyn to sell him! Lol

  3. Oooof

    Wild that Gase still has any scrap of offensive guru reputation just because he… coordinated an offense that was good with Peyton Manning at quarterback?

    • Rocket32

      Oooof My theory is Peyton doesn’t exactly like the Jets. He has to know Football well enough to quickly realize Gase is far from a brilliant offensive mind. Yet he helped convince the Jets to hire him.

      Peyton probably still laughs about it to this day that the Jets actually bought into it and gave Gase the job.

  4. crosseyedlemon

    Both Gase and Patricia are on borrowed time so why not work out a coach swap?

  5. the swami

    Players don’t win championships- Organization do and that’s where the JETS really fall. Look at Pittsburgh- year in and year out a respectable team. The Johnson organization is not in that class.

    • JJB0811

      You’re 100% right. The same organizations that continually lose, will change HC’s, GM’s, and players, but are always drafting in the top 10. Detroit, DC, Jags, Cards, Cinny, Jets, & Browns et al come to mind.

      • compassrose

        Which one of these awful teams will draft Lawrence and have no weapons? The Browns are the only one that have weapons and RG3.0 isn’t good enough to take advantage. Not much of a Browns fan but that is probably the best place for him. They need to fix the OL too but that can be done in later rounds.

  6. Ak185

    My real question with Christopher Johnson is how much autonomy he has in running the franchise. My impression is, and always has been, that he is simply sitting in for his brother, Woody. Douglas, again by my assumption, is operating by Woody’s parameters. That said, it seems like Douglas is taking the right steps to build a stable team from the ground up. Unfortunately he is also starting over at safety, but Gase deserves a lot of the blame there. It seems Douglas is building for the years beyond Adam Gase, which he knows as well as any of us are coming sooner rather than later.

  7. goldenmisfit

    The biggest issue with the Jets is the head coach. They made a huge mistake with this hiring and probably should have gone with Mike McCarthy. The biggest problem with this head coach is his philosophy obviously is “I’d rather lose my way then when someone else’s“. Everyone saw the video on Instagram upon his firing in Miami where the players posted a video of them clinking champagne glasses. Now if you are in that building for the New York Jets is that the guy you’re running to hire? It was almost like Miami fired him in hopes the Jets would be stupid enough to hire him. Well, the Jets did did just that. Buyer beware!

  8. Gase has got to be one of the worst coaches in the league. Bad offense, bad defense, players seem to hate his guts. All of which is funny because he already had this exact reputation with the Dolphins. I feel bad for Jets fans.

  9. forwhomjoshbelltolls

    It’s almost impossible to overcome having a moron for an owner.

    Jets and Browns prove it every year.

  10. joester12

    After his run in Miami thought he wouldn’t be a hc again but the jets were dumb enough to hire him lol

  11. hoosierhysteria

    Gase is awful…jets not winning without Bell. Sorry green nation

  12. joeyrocafella

    Gase is the worst coach in the NFL. He also hasn’t done much with Darnold to further his career progression. I’d hate for Darnold to have another coaching change Ina young career but Gase is absolutely atrocious as a coach.

    • Michael A Stabile

      Well at least they will get the #1 pick in the draft. They will probably screw that up like they have been doing for the past 10 years. They traded Jamal Adams. They should of drafted Mahomes instead of Adams . That way they would not be stuck with the Sanchez clone Darnold

  13. Michael A Stabile

    Don’t forget it was the Jet Hater Peyton Manning that recommended Adam Gase to Woody Johnson

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