Despite the recent rumblings, Adam Gase‘s job as the Jets’ head coach will not be on the line in tonight’s game against the Broncos, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com hears. Gase’s far from safe, but the Jets want to give him the opportunity to turn things around.
The Jets feel that firing Gase after just four games would be counterproductive. They’re also concerned about making a change that could stifle the development of quarterback Sam Darnold. Privately, the Jets probably recognize that they haven’t given the 42-year-old coach much to work with.
The Jets sat on their cash this offseason, mostly handing out one-year deals or contracts that are light on guaranteed dollars for 2021 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. Publicly, Jets CEO Christopher Johnson claims that he gave GM Joe Douglas “complete discretion” in managing the roster, but finances were undoubtedly a factor.
After opening the season with three straight losses, Gase now has a combined 30-37 career coaching record. Things haven’t gone according to plan since the Jets hired Gase in January of 2019, but the team did manage to go 6-2 in the second half of last season. The Jets will hope for a similar spark starting tonight when they face the winless Broncos.
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