REPORT: New York Jets to Hire Adam Gase as Head Coach | Def Pen
Adam Gase
Adam Gase has reportedly been tapped to be the next head coach of the New York Jets. (Photo Credit: Brynn Anderson / AP Photo)

After being fired by the Miami Jets, Adam Gase found a new home in the same division by agreeing to terms with the New York Jets. Gase will replace the fired Todd Bowles.

Under Gase, the Dolphins got off to a promising start in 2018 but sputtered down the stretch, ultimately missing the playoffs. In three seasons, Gase finished with a 23-25 record in Miami. In his first season, they finished 10-6 and made the playoffs. However, Miami lost 30-12 to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the wild-card round.

In New York, Gase will largely be judged by the continued growth of quarterback Sam Darnold, who the Jets took with the third overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Gase grew in notoriety in NFL circles by his work with quarterbacks over the years, particularly Jay Cutler when both were with the Bears. Referred to as something of a “quarterback whisperer,” Gase couldn’t achieve the level of success with Ryan Tannehill that management was looking for. Though, to be fair, Tannehill has had trouble staying on the field due to several different injuries.

The new Jets head coach started his career in the college ranks with LSU. Gase was a graduate assistant and recruiting assistant there from 2000-2002. Then, after jumping to the pro level, the now 40-year-old Gase held several positions with the Detroit Lions. Before he became the head coach in Miami, Gase also worked for the San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, and Chicago Bears.

Since their inaugural season in the AFL in 1960, the Jets have had 18 different head coaches prior to Gase.

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