Jets Fire Adam Gase

Well, it’s official. The Jets have fired head coach Adam Gase, the team announced in a statement Sunday evening.

This evening, I informed Adam Gase he will no longer serve as the Head Coach of the Jets. During his time here, I had the pleasure to get to know Adam and his wonderful family and wish them nothing but the best moving forward. While my sincere intentions are to have stability in our organization – especially in our leadership positions – it is clear the best decision for the Jets is to move in a different direction. We knew there was a lot of work that needed to be done when Adam joined us in 2019. Our strong finish last year was encouraging, but unfortunately, we did not sustain that positive momentum or see the progress we all expected this season,” Jets chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson said in the release.

We heard yesterday that this move was expected as soon as Week 17 concluded, and it certainly isn’t surprising. New York rattled off two wins in their final three games, but obviously it wasn’t enough to save Gase’s job. He’ll finish his two-year stint with a 9-23 record. As Johnson’s statement alluded to the team went 6-2 down the stretch last year, but that didn’t result in any momentum.

Things were a disaster right from the start in 2020 as the team lost each of their last six games. In that same report from yesterday we heard they were going to consider a lengthy list of candidates including NFL assistants like Eric Bieniemy (Chiefs OC), Matt Eberflus (Colts DC), Don Martindale (Ravens DC), Arthur Smith (Titans OC) and Brandon Staley (Rams DC), as well as college coaches like Jim Harbaugh (Michigan), Matt Campbell (Iowa State) and Dan Mullen (Florida).

It sounds like GM Joe Douglas is planning an exhaustive search. Even when he settles on a candidate there will still be plenty of unanswered questions, including what to do with Sam Darnold and whether or not to draft a quarterback with the second overall pick.

Gase, 44, first earned national recognition for his role as Peyton Manning’s offensive coordinator in Denver from 2013-14. He was head coach of the Dolphins from 2016-18, and was initially praised for his work in Miami before things spiraled. After being fired by the Dolphins he was very quickly picked up by the Jets. Bill Belichick has spoken very highly of him in recent days, but due to how polarizing he became during his time in New York, it’s unlikely he lands another head coaching gig anytime soon.

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24 comments on “Jets Fire Adam Gase

  1. blueblood1217

    This guy should now realize he isn’t cut out to be a head coach, at least not in the NFL

    • bigeasye

      Agreed. He would automatically step in as a top 28 OC or so. And that’s his ceiling. Perhaps he can work for The Rock in the XFL

    • seth3120

      No different than when Miami let him go but I guess the Jets thought Miami got it wrong and swept him up. That’s the Jets for you

  2. windycitykid89

    Can’t believe the Jets would make such a move.

    This is going to horribly backfire on them.

    • Possibly, but he’s not even the worst HC in Jets history (Kotite, imo).

      Just as an aside, I was looking through Jets stuff just now, and they would have had back-to-back 1st overall picks due to Kotite. The first one (1996) was used to select Keyshawn.

      The second one (1997) is funny. They traded it to the Rams for the 6th overall and a bunch of later round picks (3rd, 4th, and 7th) they used to select garbage. They then traded the 6th overall for the 8th overall and a 4th rounder.

      The 1st overall was used on Orlando Pace, the 6th overall on Walter Jones. Two Hall of Fame tackles essentially traded away.

  3. I Beg To Differ

    After costing them Trevor Lawrence.

    Jets should trade the #2 overall pick. A new QB isn’t going to fix that mess.

    They need so much help everywhere.

    Target in this draft should be Kyle Pitts + RB, oline.

    Free agency and next years draft should be defense.

    • afsooner02

      After Lawrence there’s not a qb worth taking in the first round in this draft. Jets should trade down if able and rebuild both lines. Keep rolling with darnold….worst case he keeps sucking and you get your QB in 22.

    • batter up

      They just said they gonna either trade Darnold or the pick. They don’t want a QB competition next season.

  4. MarlinsFanBase

    I remember all those Jets fans and NY media that said that Gase would do better since he was leaving a bad franchise in the Dolphins to go to a “good franchise” in the Jets.

    Since then, Dolphins 20-12; Jets 9-23.

  5. JohnTheSportsFanatic

    I’m not even a Jets fan but his jack@$$ should never have a job in the NFL again

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