On Wednesday night, the New York Jets became the latest NFL franchise to hire a new head coach. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Jets are hiring former Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase to replace Todd Bowles as the team’s leader.
The news comes on the heels of Baylor head coach Matt Rhule’s decision to remove his name from the running after the Jets allegedly refused to allow him to hire his own staff.
Gase led the Dolphins to a 23-25 record during his three years with the team – including a playoff appearance in his first season.
Here’s the news from Schefter.
Jets expected to hire HC Adam Gase, per me and @JeffDarlington.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 10, 2019
Gase is a longtime quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator and now pairs with second-year quarterback Sam Darnold for the 2019 season.
Former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy and Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken were also reportedly considered for the job.
Instead, it will be Gase who moves from one AFC East team to another. Gase will face his old team twice a season for as long as he coaches the Jets.