The NFL season ends tomorrow. Come Sunday night and Monday morning, there will be several head coaching openings.
Some of the openings seem obvious, as it has widely been speculated the New York Jets are firing Todd Bowles, and many expect the Denver Broncos to move on from Vance Joseph. However, there are always a couple of jobs that open up surprisingly.
This year, one of those jobs might be Miami. The Dolphins could be looking to move on from Adam Gase, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.
Gase went 10-6 in his first season in Miami, earning a wild card berth in 2016. He went 6-10 last year and is 7-8 heading into tomorrow's finale.
However, Rapoport says the reasons his job might be in jeopardy go beyond on-field performance.
On its face, the resume over the past three years is respectable, including one playoff appearance and a chance at a .500 record. But inside the building, there is a ways to go. Those who make up the power triumvirate do not all see eye-to-eye, and change is on the way. No firm decision has been made by owner Stephen Ross on who stays and who goes, and sources say all options are on the table. But Ross is not happy. There is, in fact, a legitimate possibility that coach Adam Gase ends up out of work, sources say. His status is up in the air, to say the least, and he is not safe. If Gase gets fired, he'll quickly emerge as one of the top head-coach candidates, as Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has long been a fan.
It wasn't that long ago that Gase was looked at as one of the top young offensive minds in the NFL. He was Peyton Manning's offensive coordinator in Denver in 2013 and 2014 before moving on to Chicago for a year.
If Gase is indeed fired, we expect he won't be out of work very long at all.